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October 19, 2017  

On Strike: Migrant Workers On Visa Program Claim Unfair Pay

 

October 18, 2017  

No Sanctuary in Fire-Stricken California’s Immigrant Communities  

Toxic smoke, destroyed homes, and fears of deportation are hitting immigrant communities all at once across Northern California.

 

October 16, 2017  

At Napa vineyards untouched by wildfires, the grapes must still be picked

 

October 13, 2017  

Picking the Last of the Season’s Grapes, With Fire Raging Everywhere  

Sonoma and Napa’s winemakers are already back to work.

 

Wildfires in California’s Wine Country Hit Vulnerable Immigrant Farmworkers

 

October 11, 2017  

OPPOSITION FROM BOTH SIDES STALLS AG GUESTWORKER PROPOSAL  

Large agricultural interests are losing to anti-immigrant groups in the discussion over a revised temporary worker program to provide farm labor. Pro-immigration groups don’t like the bill either because it provides no path to citizenship.

 

October 9, 2017  

Farmworkers Want Pesticide Banned in Calif. After Trump EPA Refuses

 

October 6, 2017  

Long-time housing for migrant farmworkers closes

 

October 5, 2017  

Gov. Brown signs bill giving Napa permanent state funding for farmworker housing

 

The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York  

Visiting under the H-2A program, which brings temporary agricultural labor to the U.S., Jamaicans have worked in New York orchards since World War II.

 

October 3, 2017  

Ben & Jerry's agrees to Milk with Dignity campaign

 

Ben & Jerry’s Strikes Deal to Improve Migrant Dairy Workers’ Conditions

 

October 1, 2017  

Foreign farmworkers’ unusual strike in Central Washington shows new labor muscle  

A strike and settlement in the apple orchards of Central Washington represents a rare flexing of bargaining muscle by foreign guest workers who form an increasingly important part of the farm labor force.

 

September 29, 2017  

Florida's undocumented farmworkers especially hit hard by Irma  

The hurricane's human cost is particularly apparent in Immokalee, a southwestern Florida town of around 20,000 inhabitants where approximately half of the population are undocumented farmworkers from Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti who work in tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pumpkin fields.

 

September 27, 2017  

'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage

 

September 26, 2017  

Yolo County supervisors acknowledge farmworker needs

 

Farmworkers’ Dilemma: Affordable Housing, but Undrinkable Water  

A sprawl of mobile home parks house 10,000 people in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, but their drinking water is chronically contaminated. Now some solutions are in sight.

 

September 25, 2017  

Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question

 

September 21, 2017  

10 farm workers arrested in West Michigan ICE raid

 

September 20, 2017  

How Heat Kills Farmworkers

And what’s being done about it.

 

Fulfillment of faith: Pa. pastor ministers to Fruit Belt migrant workers  

FOR ROD RUNYAN, A 70-YEAR-OLD PASTOR FROM CARLISLE, IT'S CRUCIAL TO SHOW THE AREA'S MIGRANT WORKERS THAT THE COMMUNITY CARES FOR THEM.

 

September 16, 2017  

How Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Threatens to Choke Idaho’s Dairy Industry  

Hispanic workers power the state’s farms. Without them, a ‘Made in America’ success story would collapse.

 

September 15, 2017  

Homestead Migrant Farm Workers Neglected After Irma Until Activists Raise Alarm

 

September 14, 2017  

Tech startup rolls out app for finding workers

 

Bellingham police deny immigration threats to farmworkers, release body cam footage

 

Community of migrant farm workers hit hard by Irma  Migrant farm workers hit hard by Irma

 

Quincy orchard strike ends, with strings dangling

 

September 13, 2017  

Napa, Sonoma farmworkers get care from OLE Health, St. Joseph Health

 

September 12, 2007  

Farmworker union dues seized to pay off UFW lawsuit

 

For some farm workers, Irma stole shelter from the storm

 

September 11, 2017  

Hurricane Irma spared one Florida coast and slammed into another

 

Why don't today's farmworkers remember Dolores Huerta?

 

September 9, 2017  

Farmworker labor group votes to boycott Vuse

 

September 8, 2017  

Farm worker group plans vote on whether to boycott Reynolds' Vuse e-cig

 

Sonoma County vineyards want to build bunkhouses for more than 170 seasonal farmworkers

 

Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students

 

September 7, 2017  

Immigrant deportations could devastate North Country farm economy

 

A New Report Chronicles the Hard Work of Making Your Milk Groups in New York State have found that immigrant dairy workers face low wages and grim living conditions, and are organizing to fight for change.

 

Farmworkers' union turns 50 while fighting attacks from North Carolina lawmakers

 

September 6, 2017  

Immigrant farmworkers in danger of being deported, California lawmaker says

 

September 5, 2017  

Pesticide continues to put farmworkers and fetuses in harm's way

 

International Effort Gains Momentum to Protect NC Tobacco Workers

 

70 migrant farmworkers earn high school certificates in Cal State Fullerton program

 

Sepember 1, 2017  

Ag families move ahead on Salinas farm worker housing complex

 

California farmers say they don’t have enough workers – but it’s not because of Trump

 

County health department investigating food safety for field workers

 

 

 

 

 

 
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