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This story has been diaried before but I think it is important to follow up with this update.

The Mercury News is reporting that Maria died from heat stroke:

Seventeen-year-old Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez was pruning grape vines at a Stockton-area vineyard when she fainted on May 14, after working a nine-hour shift in 100-degree heat.

The new twist is that apparently Maria was working on a field that supplies the "Two Buck Chuck" from Charles Shaw wines.

From the United Farmworkers site.

Because Maria worked for a labor contractor, she most likely never knew she was part of the production team for Bronco Winery who is better known for Charles Shaw wines--commonly called "Two-Buck Chuck."

Maria should have been in school.  Instead she was picking grapes for nine hours without the benefit of water or shade.  She died a miserable death.

Trader Joe's should know that one of their main suppliers isn't being diligent.  Let's put the pressure on.  

You can take action here.

Originally posted to JaciCee on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 01:31 PM PDT.

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