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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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The Fruit of Our Labor

By Edgar Franks February 1, 2018 Originally Published in The Progressive In the thick of Donald Trump’s first year as President, the U.S. labor movement scored an improbable victory. The workers are mostly indigenous Mixtec and Triqui immigrants from Mexico, living in...

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