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AgJOBS Update and Action Alert for August 2007




MAY, 2009

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May 31, 2009  

Chavez would take high road on Portland street renaming


May 30, 2009  

Last day forever for Delta Island School in San Joaquin County


Retiring educator was voice for migrant students


State enforces new rules to protect workers from heat-related illnesses.


May 29, 2009 
Rule Change for Workers on Farms

May 26, 2009

Proposed AgJOBS bill could harvest more workers


May 25, 2009 
Man dies after becoming stuck in farming equipment 
Ganges Township farm worker’s clothing entangled in machine


Congress weighs ag immigration law
Bill would allow route to citizenship, simplify H2 program


May 22, 2009
Cal-OSHA shuts down five more farm labor contractors

Farms shut down for no shade


Maine Department of Education to Pay United States $1.5 Million to Settle False Claims Involving Migrant Education Program


May 21, 2009  

Farmworker housing opens up to others


May 20, 2009  

Growing up in the fields motivated Immokalee grad


Farm contractor shut down over heat violations had no license


May 17, 2009

Boy Scouts offers migrant kids free membership


Reading program benefits migrant families


Migrant ministry offers assistance to those in need


Fields of fear for Colorado illegal farm laborers

For a group of farm laborers working in the U.S. illegally, it wasn't jail or deportation that scared them - it was their "contractor."


May 16, 2009  


Harvest Kennedy's legacy: State Senate must pass farmworker rights bill



Farms and Immigrants


Sen. Leahy proposes reforms for immigrant farm workers


May 15, 2009
Slain farmworker was stopped by anti-gang unit, Woodland police say


Feinstein introduces ag guest-worker bill

May 13, 2009  

Hurricanes pose special danger to Florida farm areas: blown pesticides, other toxic chemicals


Vermont dairy farms count on illegal immigrants


Charlotte, Vt., woman helps immigrant farm workers


Migrant education students enroll early at Hartnell in Salinas


Portland Planning Commission supports Chavez street name change


May 12, 2009  

State warns Immokalee farm but finds no serious violations during pesticide exposure investigation


Life is hard, but success is sweet for Manatee’s migrant graduates


May 10, 2009
19th annual event celebrates Mexican culture, aids Farmworker Ministry

May 8, 2009

Reclaiming the Legacy of César Chávez


May 7, 2009

Poor economy fails to stop plans for Farmworker Ministry Fiesta


May 6, 2009  

Suspect in heat death skips court  

2 others in farm worker case say third in Mexico


Migrant housing help in works


Vineyard worker dies after accident nearly severs his arm


IMMOKALEE: where fact and legend collide


Group Protests 'Inhumane' Farm Labor Conditions  

RJR Tobacco Says Group Needs To Turn Message Elsewhere


May 5, 2009  

Immigrants Return to the Fields


May 3, 2009
Flu delays migrant farm laborers
Tar Heel farmers who rely on help from Mexico get anxious as they prepare to plant tobacco.


Swine flu raises concern about trade, H-2A program


May 1, 2009  

Inspectors find pesticide violation at Immokalee farm


Federal judge not closing Duroville, cites lack of alternate place for its residents to live


Hog Farmers Not Alone Feeling H1N1 Pinch 
With Labor Supply From Mexico Cut Off, Fruit And Vegetable Farmers Suffering As Well



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