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Award Recognizes Effort to Help Injured Workers: Health Project Spearheaded by Watsonville Law Center’s Dori Rose Inda

From MercuryNews.com, “Award Recognizes Effort to Help Injured Workers: Health Project Spearheaded by Watsonville Law Center’s Dori Rose Inda” by Donna Jones – Santa Cruz Sentinel, 28 Feb 2011. WATSONVILLE [California] – Anyone hurt on the job suffers, but for many of California’s lowest-wage earners, work-related injuries can be particularly painful. For them, accessing medical … Continue reading

Photographing Cows or Other Farm Scenery Could Land You in Jail under Senate Bill

From FLTrib.com, Florida Tribune, “Photographing Cows or Other Farm Scenery Could Land You in Jail under Senate Bill” by Bruce Ritchie, 23 Feb 2011. Taking photographs from the roadside of a sunrise over hay bales near the Suwannee River, horses grazing near Ocala or sunset over citrus groves along the Indian River could land you … Continue reading

12 Steps to Securing Our Borders and Legal Immigration

From TucsonCitizen.com “12 Steps to Securing Our Borders and Legal Immigration” by DeeDee Garcia Blase, Alex Gonzalez and Joe Penalosa, Arizona Hispanic Republicans, 28 Feb 2011. Why is securing our borders and legal immigration needed? A healthy and legal immigration solution will secure our borders, create a safer North American Continent and promote a stronger relationship … Continue reading

PathStone Helps Migrant Workers Rise from Poverty

From DailyLocal.com “PathStone Helps Migrant Workers Rise from Poverty” by Fran Maye, Staff Writer, 28 Feb 2011. In Chester County [Pennsylvania], there’s hope for migrant farm workers stuck in low-income jobs. PathStone, a national farm workers program with an office in Kennett Square, has for years been helping migrant farm workers retrain for new, higher-paying … Continue reading

Stop & Shop Protest March Urges More Pay for Tomato Farmers

From Boston.com, “Stop & Shop Protest March Urges More Pay for Tomato Farmers” by Stewart Bishop, 28 Feb 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators marched from Copley Square to a Brigham Circle Stop & Shop yesterday, calling on the supermarket chain to improve wages and working conditions for farm workers who labor in Florida’s vast tomato fields.

For Farm Workers, a Helping Hand

From MiamiHerald.com, “For Farm Workers, a Helping Hand” by Melissa Sanchez, 19 February 2011. Amid the farm fields of far South Miami-Dade, a medical clinic celebrates 10 years of treating patients regardless of where they come from or whether they can pay. In the single hallway of this small clinic, Homestead’s neediest residents speak with … Continue reading

Migrant Farm Workers in Imperial County Vulnerable For HIV

From KPBS.org, San Diego State University, “Migrant Farm Workers in Imperial County Vulnerable For HIV” by Ruxandra Guidi, 23 Feb 2011. SAN DIEGO — Angel is afraid to use his full name. He’s a 27 year old man from Nayarit, Mexico, who picks grapes in the fields of Southern California. He never thought he’d get HIV, … Continue reading

UFW Compound Gets Top National Honor

From KBAK, Eyewitness News, Bakersfield, CA, 21 Feb 2011. KBAK report on Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s dedication of Forty Acres as a National Historical Landmark.

March 10 Conference Addresses Latino Workplace Safety Issues

From NorthBayBusinessJournal.com, “March 10 Conference Addresses Latino Workplace Safety Issues” by Michael Lopez, 26 Feb 2011. As many North Bay companies in the construction, agricultural, manufacturing and other industries hire an increasing number of Latin American immigrant workers, it’s imperative that these companies’ business owners, HR and supervisors are clear in communication with these employees on … Continue reading

BYU Professor Takes on Immigration Bills

From DeseretNews.com, “BYU Professor Takes on Immigration Bills” by Dennis Romboy, 26 Feb 2011. SALT LAKE CITY — A Brigham Young University professor is among those challenging facts and figures proponents of illegal immigration bills use to make their case for tough enforcement laws.

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