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AgJOBS Update and Action Alert for August 2007




JUNE, 2009

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June 30, 2009  

Obama names new head of state rural housing


Farm housing in short supply


Valley farm contractor cited by state for alleged safety violations

Work crew left in 116-degree heat with less than a gallon of water, inspectors say


Weekly camp tries to stay ahead of migrant workerís kidsí needs


June 27, 2009  

Making the dream green

Raul Sanchez sneaked across the border at 16; long a citizen, he's now enriching the environment


Some Michigan migrant camps won't be inspected in '09


Asparagus harvesting machine shows effectiveness


June 26, 2009  

California ag labor board under investigation for abuses


June 25, 2009

Pasco inn becoming migrant housing


Business slows at farm camps


June 24, 2009

Verdict divided on rule change for farmworkers

Bush rule on deportation also set for change


June 23, 2009

In the Coachella Valley, hope withers on the vine Picking grapes in the Coachella Valley is still dirty and dangerous.

In the region where the United Farm Workers' first table grape contract was signed, the pay is less than it was 40 years ago.  


June 22, 2009  

Schools work to reach migrant workers' children


Business slows at farm camps Overall economy affects county facilities


Low Country program helps migrant families


Farming jobs being picked clean by U.S. residents


June 21, 2009  

Portland council still undecided as hearing on Chavez street nears


Proposed labor law would kill business, farm owners argue  

'Dignity' of workers at issue


June 19, 2009

Nursery sued over sex assaults

Government says sexual harassment was tolerated and expected at tree farm


Cal-OSHA board delays heat-stress rule changes


Farmworkers say fumigant rule is too weak


June 18, 2009  

Farm dorm residents protest evictions


June 17, 2009
Franklin County farmworker housing facility gets state funding

June 15, 2009
Migrant youth shown options for the future
Summer school programs expose students to variety of careers


Keeping workers cool in desert heat
Emergency revisions to mandates may be adopted this week


Immokalee tomato labor group pressures Publix

June 14, 2009
Tragedy stirs look at illegal farmworkers

June 13, 2009
Money, policies obstacles for Florida's migrant students


Stricter heat rules for outdoor workers considered

June 10, 2009
Breckenridge Migrant Program continues to offer work in agriculture


Migrant Worker Changes Mean Unequal Pay For Some

June 9, 2009
Senate shake-up puts controversial farm bill in doubt


Farmworker housing plan near Ringold has supporters

June 8, 2009

Would new neighbors get along in Prosser?

Low-income housing proposed next to upscale winery complex



Migrant worker housing sounds like good solution


State of Shame


June 7, 2009
Immigrant labor also a problem


Farmers concerned over state legislation


Texas farm that employed mentally disabled faces more scrutiny after Iowa facility's shutdown

June 6, 2009
Cane workers see last chance to recover Florida wages


Advocates hope petition drive will aid braceros

June 5, 2009
Florida farms agree to wage deal for tomato pickers


Fewer farmers need immigrant workers
The number of foreign workers sought dips 13 percent.


Cane workers see last chance to recover Fla. wages


Jamestown-area honey company counts South Africans among seasonal workers

June 4, 2009
Senate committee supports overtime for farm workers
Measure heads to Assembly


June 2, 2009  

Assembly approves legislation to allow growers to build farmworker housing


Democrats divided on bill to pay farm workers OT, expand rights


Basin City group opposes farmworker housing plan


June 1, 2009
UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta shares stories of union struggles in Salinas


Labor program trains farmworkers effectively


Farmworker struggle dissected
Memories of lettuce boycott show business/labor divide lingers


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