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AgJOBS Update and Action Alert for August 2007




MAY, 2010

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May 30, 2010
Slavery of migrant farmworkers continues in the U.S. to this day


May 29, 2010  

Oregon ag industry sorts health care


Farm-worker housing abuse discussed


May 28, 2010

Upvalley farmworker camps filled early in season


May 27, 2010  

Field of dreams

Can local migrant farmworker youth escape the cycle of poverty and practice of child labor—and maybe even go to college?


May 26, 2010

Unsafe Marchi homes still inhabited

Lack of South Coast housing prompts exemption


May 25, 2010

Florida growers warn of danger to food supply


May 24, 2010
Pesticide prompts scuffle over safety in California

May 21, 2010  

Pescadero migrants drank well water with dangerously high levels of nitrates


Fresno Co. farm accused of wage below $2


May 19, 2010  

Fun offered for kids of migrants


Migrant students, families recognized for achievement


May 18, 2010  

Secretary of labor tours Immokalee, encourages workers to share concerns


Group makes lunch for migrant farmworkers  

Free meal often only one for grape-pickers 


U.S. Labor head visits Immokalee

Says administration supports all workers


Immokalee workers get visit, promise of farm safety attention, from U.S. Labor Secretary Solis


May 17, 2010  

County farmworker camps at capacity


May 16, 2010  

Farm Labor Bill Reintroduced in Senate


May 15,  2010  

Migrant workers harvest job security


May 12, 2010  

Aubertine: Reconstituted Farmworker Bill Skirts Process to the Detriment of Farmers, Farm Workers, Consumers


May 10, 2010  

Farmers: Immigration reform needed for ag workers


May 7, 2010  

Senators kill shepherds-rights measure  

Bill would have created task force to prepare report for Legislature


May 6, 2010  

Local activists decry Arizona law; migrant farmworkers vow to stay away.


Two federal agencies promise stronger efforts to curb exploitation of child farmworkers


May 5, 2010  

Orchard farmers want immigration reform


May 3, 2010  

State agriculture industry says labor pool 'plentiful'


Apopka farmworkers upset at Arizona immigration law


April 27, 2010
Lawsuit claims county failed to provide facilities


Farm labor bill defeated

April 25, 2010 
Forum focuses on migrant farmworkers

April 24, 2010
S.C. pol: Lazy people to blame for illegal immigration

April 22, 2010

Activists target Publix’s tomatoes


April 21, 2010
State ag committee votes down farm bill
Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act defeated in Albany


April 19, 2010
Protesters Pressure Publix to Sign Deal
Farmworkers want grocery chain to pay extra penny per pound for tomatoes.

Farmworker Freedom March rallies at Publix Headquarters in Lakeland


Colorado orchards try to hire locally, but workers aren't interested


April 18, 2010  

Grower community says farm workers treated, paid fairly


April 17, 2010  

Salinas vigil honors harassed farmworkers  

Lideres Campesinas a resource for sexual abuse victims


Farmworkers rail against Publix  

Coalition wants chain to pay more for tomatoes, stand against abuse


Farmworker Supporters to March Here Over Weekend


April 15, 2010  

Assembly bill keeps farmworkers' health a priority


April 14, 2010  

Idled blue-collar workers turn to ag jobs


April 7, 2010

Peruvian sheepherders' lawsuit alleges abuses by Craig ranch


April 5, 2010  

Free Plant City berries offer leads to donations to help rural poor


Bill would expand pesticide safety program


Southwest Valley children celebrate Cesar Chavez's life, legacy


April 4, 2010  

St. Anthony students' drive helps local farmworkers


April 3, 2010

Farm workers group, backed by UF students, wins hike in wages


April 1, 2010  

Immigrant farmers talk to UNC students



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