Labor News

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Today in labor history: Mexican leader Emilano Zapata born

Zapata headed the land reform struggles of Mexican farmers and was a leader of the Mexican revolution.

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Union and growers split on immigration plan

And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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What I learned from the Immokalee workers

Earlier this month I marched for three days with Florida's Immokalee farmworkers and their supporters.

Potato grower accused of labor trafficking

The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.

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Florida tomato harvesters take penny campaign to Giant Food

Day by day for the last eight years, Santiago Perez has toiled in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla. It's not fun.

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Appalling conditions exposed at farmworker camps

It's hard to make ends meet for many trailer residents.

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Farmworker rights bill awaits Calif. gov’s signature

Now awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is a bill to greatly strengthen the rights of the state's 400,000 farmworkers.

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Farm workers march for justice

On Tuesday, farm workers launched a 13-day, 200-mile march, through California's rich agricultural Central Valley to the State Capitol in Sacramento.

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Unsung hero of farmworker movement Richard Chavez dies

The civil rights, labor and farm worker community is mourning the loss of Richard E. Chavez, long-time farm worker and civil rights advocate.

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Landmark farmworker bill on its way to governor's desk

A bill to make it easier for California's 400,000 farmworkers to choose a union passed both houses of the California Legislature.

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