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Hotter temperatures can increase heat-related illnesses, reduce paychecks and even kill those who labor outdoors.
Celestino Hilario Garcia’s brother and sister-in-law died in a car crash while fleeing immigration agents in March. On Wednesday ICE deported him.
The "blue card" proposal would give undocumented farmworkers a path to a legal status. Republicans aren't jumping on board.
It means a hard working mother or father who rises before dawn in the summer heat or on a freezing winter's day and gets home well after the kids are asleep will finally get the pay they deserve but have been denied.
All of us who were fortunate enough to know Helen Chavez join in Luis Valdez's condolences to the Chavez family and feel
She played a vital role in helping César Chávez launch and sustain the United Farm Workers of America.
Then he had to have seen as he looked out at the people attending his rallies that they were nearly all 'white'. Any understanding
Like full dental and health care coverage, stock options, and low-cost housing.
How we eat is one of the central ways we show who we are and what we care about, but what's almost entirely impossible is to put food on the table that was produced by workers who enjoy the same rights as almost every other laborer in America.
The name Cesar Chavez has become known around the world as the farm-workers' leader, but few are aware that the union's effort would have been fruitless had it not been for a group of women heroes who not only were among the first strikers, facing arrest and jail, but also conducted the behind the scenes work necessary to create a union.
Farm Workers Get Same Pesticide Protections as Other U.S. Workers Under Rules Announced by UFW, Obama Administration
This action by the Obama administration ends decades exclusion of farm workers from the same pesticide rules that have safeguarded other U.S. workers for years. The new rules for pesticides now include the workers most susceptible to pesticide poisoning.
Farm labor -- feeding America and much of the world -- is honorable and important work. Farmworkers shouldn't risk death or illness from extreme heat when reasonable measures can easily prevent such tragedies. Enforcement of these protections will improve through joint efforts by the state of California and the UFW as a result of the settlement of this lawsuit.
On the day he would have turned 88, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will enter an epic battle by farm workers seeking implementation of their union contract against a giant Central Valley grower -- reminiscent of 1960s farm labor fights.
Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to urge a giant Central Valley grower to implement its workers' union contract.