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In 1962, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta joined the organizing efforts of the Filipino farmworkers and founded the National Farm Workers Association (later to become the United Farm Workers, or UFW) in California. Their worker-led movement drew national attention to farmworkers' struggles and laid ...
The United Farm Workers of America identified at least 26 farmworkers arrested in Kern, Tulare and Madera counties, most of them stopped before dawn on their way to work. ICE Director Thomas Homan has said that immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally “should be afraid.” He warned that ...

Jesus Aceves, center, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, prays at his brother's church, El Aposento Alto, in Wasco, Calif. Aceves was released on bond and is awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) ...
Eriberto Fernandez, of the United Farm Workers Foundation, speaks at a rally calling on the Santa Barbara County agricultural commissioner to protect farmworker communities from chlorpyrifos. The event was held Friday at Minami Park, across from a farm field on South Depot Street in Santa Maria.
Directors of the Robeson County Farm Bureau, Inc. recently purchased two grain bin rescue kits for the safety of farm workers and emergency personnel. ... grain bin safety is, and they recently made a decision that could mean the difference in life or death for farm workers and emergency personnel.
Above: Farmworker Alma in the kitchen on the Fresno mobile home she shares with her husband and four children in this undated photo. Patricia Carabez stands by a row of black, plastic crates piled high with cauliflower, apples, and pears in the parking lot of a mobile home park in rural Dunnigan, ...

"We march to get Wendy's kicked off campus cause we don't want a corporation that exploits farm workers, allows sexual abuse to happen in the fields, and allows their farm workers to be mistreated," said Chispas membership director Cristina Martinez. The group walked from the Reitz union to Tigert hall, ...
The documentary bombards viewers with notable facts, shocking details and fascinating insights into the labor leader who, as Wendy Greenfield, a United Farm Workers volunteer observed, was seen by most people as “a subsidiary figure to Cesar Chavez ... the assumption was that he was the leader and ...
Cesar Chavez Days 2018, organized by the Riverside Latino Network, begin Saturday, March 24, with an exhibit of United Farm Workers posters and end Saturday, April 7, with a 5K run/walk. On Chavez's birthday, Friday, March 30, his son, Paul F. Chavez, will speak at an annual breakfast in downtown ...
Cape Town in South Africa is running out of water, and farmers in rural areas surrounding the city are suffering. About 30,000 seasonal farm workers have been laid off, with the threat of more layoffs if it does not rain soon. The crisis is so severe that the city may soon have to shut off access to tap water.
Agricultural workers have the highest suicide rate among all occupations; on average, 85 out of 100,000 workers in farming, fishing and forestry commit suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC suggests that higher suicide rates may result from unique occupational ...
The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers was established in 2004 to provide grants to organizations that assist agricultural workers in San Luis Obispo County. "We've done a lot with after-school programs for their kids or dental care or other forms of healthcare but usually we ask the farm workers, that ...
YUMA, Ariz. - A handful of hard-working field workers were recognized for their dedication to the agriculture industry. The labor of these workers was recognized by surprise lunches in the field and other acts of kindness. The non-profit organization Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association, through the Labor of ...
A JERSEY Royal potato shortage is looming after Romanian farm workers headed home saying it was too cold to work. This year's crop of the famous spud could be left to rot in the island's fields because there is no one to harvest it. A Jersey Royal potato shortage is looming after Romanian farm workers ...
Monterey County is made up of about 82,000 farm workers, and many of the workers are struggling to find affordable housing in Salinas Valley. Photos and clips provided by Amy Wu/The Salinas Californian. Wochit. 636553529630804612-Kitchen.jpg. Future Ag Management Inc., a farm labor contractor in ...
(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the criminal charges are well-founded. Marat Mindiyarov, a former ...
To the Editor: “On Family Farms, Little Hands Steer Big Machines” (news article, Jan. 29), about the plight of children working in agriculture and the serious injuries they suffer driving heavy equipment, was heart-rending. Imagine the equivalent behavior of grade-school children driving trucks on the open ...

FFP is a "work place monitoring" program between farmers, farm workers and produce retail companies to ensure safe working conditions for workers. It was started by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworker-led organization based in farming town Immokalee in South Florida. "A lot of people do ...
The FFP creates a partnership between farm workers, Florida tomato growers, and participating retail buyers to enforce fair wages, worker safety, and other basic protections for farm workers through a three-pronged model: it includes worker-to-worker education sessions about worker rights that are held on ...
Antonio Villaraigosa was endorsed by the United Farm Workers at the California Democratic Convention on Saturday, a counterpoint to claims the previous night that he is not a friend to labor unions. Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa addresses his supporters. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Los ...
Antonio Villaraigosa was endorsed by the United Farm Workers at the California Democratic Convention on Saturday, a counterpoint to claims the previous night that he is not a friend to labor unions. “Antonio has consistently stood with and worked with farmworkers in good times and tough times over the ...


 

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