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Vows to monitor the grower’s compliance with the law Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Governors joined an epic battle by farm workers to implement their union contract with a ...
by ufw
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 04:28 PM PST with 19 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
(Cross-posted at Left Coast Voices. ) The day before the holiday celebrating Cesar Chavez, my wife and I watched the recently released movie about his life. We were staying the weekend up in ...
by j be
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 08:16 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
This week's must read comes from Susan Freinkel writing for FERN in The Nation on long term research into the impact of pesticides on the children of farm workers in California:
by marc brazeau
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 02:23 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Tuesday July 21, 1903 Passaic, New ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Monday July 20, 1903 Paterson, New ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Sunday June 28, 1903 Oxnard, California - A.F. of L. continues to refuse charter on the basis of race. The Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor continues to deny a union charter to ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Wednesday June 10, 1903 Oxnard (...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Is anyone following the farm bill that’s limping through Congress? We’re not and we doubt that you are, either. In our opinion, the farm bill is pretty much a way to pass buckets of cash on to ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 29, 2013 at 06:15 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Until the fire in 1911, the Triangle Waist Company in New York City employed about 500 workers, mostly young immigrant women, who worked nine hours a day on weekdays and seven hours on Saturdays, ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Friday May 15, 1903 Pennsylvania - ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Once, most Americans were farmers and ranchers, growing and herding their own food sources. But during the Industrialized Revolution most Americans went to work in factories, becoming dependent on ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
There's been a huge amount of buzz and discussion taking place over the Dodge Ram Super Bowl ad that featured the classic radio voice of Paul Harvey addressing the Future Farmers of America in 1978 ...
by 728huey
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:44 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Last October 8, we had the privilege of welcoming President Obama as he joined 7,000 farm workers and supporters at the dedication of the Cesar Chavez National Monument at La Paz in the small ...
by Arturo S Rodriguez
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT with 110 Recommends
Warehouse Workers United begins their 50-mile protest march tomorrow. Their objective is "to urge Walmart to eliminate illegal and inhumane working conditions in its contracted warehouses in ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:32 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The California legislature has passed or is considering a set of bills that highlight just how inadequate worker protections are in the United States as a whole. Because these bills—to ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 08:55 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Flash back a year. Anti-immigrant fever was at a very high pitch in the state of Georgia. The legislature there decided to do something about it. Something to get those Jobs back , for actual ...
by jamess
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 06:48 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
As a teenager I spent few hot summer weeks out in the fields -- harvesting crops for minimum wage -- berries, tomatoes, cantaloups, pumpkins, pruning the canes for next years crops. It was hard, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 08:22 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Many undocumented female workers who work in farms face a very harsh and grim reality. That reality is that they wake up each morning and go to work fearing that they will be sexually harassed by ...
by Shawn Russell
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun May 27, 2012 at 06:21 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Over 3000 UFW farm workers and their supporters marched on the California Capitol in Sacramento on Sept. 4 insisting on Fair Treatment for Farm workers Now. The march began August 23 in ...
by dcampbell
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Sep 04, 2011 at 05:21 PM PDT with 25 Recommends