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Native American Legislative Update
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm workers, health, family, nutrition, prevention, American Indians, indigenous rights, food, business, ethics, government )

- 1715 days ago -
In spite of the treaties, in spite of solemn exchanges of land for promises of food, health, education and security, the federal government considers keeping these promises a matter of "discretionary" spending.
The Law Lets Kids Do What? ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: child labor, Labor Day, farm workers, ethics, law )

- 2359 days ago -
That's right, in the US, children as young as twelve can legally work in the fields. They can pick your berries and even drive a tractor. According to a US Department of Labor (DOL) report, tractor-related accidents are the leading cause of death for...
Video : Two California Farm Labor Contractors Shut Down After Death of 17-Year-Old From Heat Stroke
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: California, Fresno, CA, OSHA, farm workers, safely, farm labor, contractors, laws, water, shade, inspectors, heat stroke, emergency, over an hour, get to hospital, investigators, protest, vineyards, West Coast Grape Farming )

- 3597 days ago -
Strangely upbeat video to convince CA is on the case protecting farm workers: see efforts made to inform on ways to keep them safe? UFW site tells different story: Maria's untimely & avoidable death. Why did CA wait for another death to apply the law?
Prominent Women's Activist, Farm Leader Arrested
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm workers, immigrants, labor, drug war, usa, mexico )

- 3667 days ago -
now free after posting a $700 bond...It wasn't immediately clear why the Mexican federal government suddenly acted on legal issues almost three years old at a time when Mexican troops and federal police were supposedly focused on...drug cartels.
Take Action: Help Farm Workers Win AgJOBS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm workers )

- 3831 days ago -
Farm workers were laboring in a San Diego area tomato field. The homes on the city side of the street were under mandatory evacuation orders, but the farm just across the street was not. The owner of the field wanted his workers to keep picking.

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