Labor News

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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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UAW plans new organizing drive with help from its friends

The United Auto Workers is launching a new drive to organize foreign-owned auto plants in the U.S., with the determined help of civil rights and other organizations.

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Farmworkers fight for rights in the tobacco fields

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nine migrant farmworkers have died in fields across the state from heat stroke, and others suffer from nicotine poisoning and exposure to deadly chemicals.

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Farmworkers to Colbert Nation: “Take our jobs”

United Farm Worker union president takes the immigration issue to Stephen Colbert with a "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

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Child labor in the U.S.A.

How inviting it looks, the fruit laid out for us in grocery stores and supermarkets in a profusion of bright color.

Honor Cesar Chavez by protecting farmworker children

Farmworker rights, civil rights groups and labor leaders are urging supporters to call their lawmakers and ask them to endorse the Children's Act for Responsible Employment.

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Panel tackles unsolved murder of U.S. unionist in Mexico

WASHINGTON (PAI)— Amid indications the Mexican government "would like to sweep the whole thing under the rug," as his union president says, a special Inter-American panel on Nov. 4 tackled the unsolved 2007 murder of U.S. union organizer Santiago Rafael Cruz in Monterrey, Mexico.

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San Diego: land of day laborers, farm workers and guest workers

In Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar and north San Diego County, immigrant day laborers wait by the side of the road, hoping a contractor will stop and offer them work.

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