Labor News

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.


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.


Appalling conditions exposed at farmworker camps

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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