Seventy years of exploitation: The enduring plight of California’s farm workers – Salon


Salon
Seventy years of exploitation: The enduring plight of California's farm workers
Salon
Yet even when the legislature debated the Agricultural Labor Relations Act in 1975, the nation's first law guaranteeing union rights for farm workers, the votes in favor came from urban Democrats, while rural Republicans maintained a solid front

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Fruit, Vegetable Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Lobby – AgWeb


AgWeb
Fruit, Vegetable Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Lobby
AgWeb
An immigration policy focused on closing the border would shift up to 61 percent of U.S. fruit production to other countries due to domestic labor shortages, sending jobs to Mexico and other nearby competitors, according to a 2014 study commissioned by

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Fewer agricultural workers migrate now, but why? – Southeast Farm Press


Southeast Farm Press
Fewer agricultural workers migrate now, but why?
Southeast Farm Press
Agricultural labor markets have historically been characterized by both seasonal demand and migrant workers, said Maoyong Fan, an economics professor at Ball State and the study's lead author. The workers — including many from Mexico — have followed …

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New York farm workers want the right to a day off – Marketplace.org

New York farm workers want the right to a day off
Marketplace.org
The marchers were trying to right what they see as a historical wrong. The labor laws we take for granted, like days off, were passed back in the 1930s, during the New Deal. As part of the backroom compromising necessary to get them through

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‘Farm Labor Camp’ Proposed for 600 Workers – Santa Barbara Independent


Santa Barbara Independent
'Farm Labor Camp' Proposed for 600 Workers
Santa Barbara Independent
A “farm labor camp” capable of housing up to 600 workers under the federal H2-A program could be built near Santa Maria if the county Planning Commission approves a conditional use permit at its next meeting. The site, also known as the Curletti Farm

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Justice for farm workers – The Riverdale Press


PRI
Justice for farm workers
The Riverdale Press
Despite progress in achieving protections for farm labor in California, Florida and other states, New York's farm workers continue to work without the basic labor rights granted to other workers, including overtime pay, collective bargaining, and a
Workers may unionize — but not farmworkers. A lawsuit in New York seeks to change that.PRI

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Justice for farm workers – The Riverdale Press

Justice for farm workers
The Riverdale Press
Despite progress in achieving protections for farm labor in California, Florida and other states, New York's farm workers continue to work without the basic labor rights granted to other workers, including overtime pay, collective bargaining, and a

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Why Chipotle Is Getting Hit With Farm Worker Protests – Eater


Eater
Why Chipotle Is Getting Hit With Farm Worker Protests
Eater
Chipotle has carried a torch for sustainable agriculture, organic and non-GMO food policy, and the rights of its own employees in the past. But does a company in the middle of a crisis have time to delve into another, tangentially related issue

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Why Chipotle Is Getting Hit With Farm Worker Protests – Eater


Eater
Why Chipotle Is Getting Hit With Farm Worker Protests
Eater
Chipotle has carried a torch for sustainable agriculture, organic and non-GMO food policy, and the rights of its own employees in the past. But does a company in the middle of a crisis have time to delve into another, tangentially related issue

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Why Chipotle Is Getting Hit With Farm Worker Protests – Eater


Eater
Why Chipotle Is Getting Hit With Farm Worker Protests
Eater
Chipotle has carried a torch for sustainable agriculture, organic and non-GMO food policy, and the rights of its own employees in the past. But does a company in the middle of a crisis have time to delve into another, tangentially related issue

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