News and Updates

Climate Change is Affecting Farm Workers

August 26th, 2019 Originally posted at The Takeaway On The Takeaway, we’ve talked about how heat is affecting workers throughout the country this summer — but now we want to turn our attention to farmers. For instance, farmers from California have been...

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Washington sets up panel on farmworkers

By Don Jenkins August 27,2019 Originally Posted at Capital Press OLYMPIA — Labor and grower representatives adopted Monday a wide-ranging charter to study how foreign and American farmworkers are recruited and treated in Washington. The eight-member committee — four...

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The Cross-Border Farmworker Rebellion

By David Bacon October 31, 2018 Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together. Surrounded by blueberry and alfalfa fields near Sumas,...

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