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Farming Operation Accused of Cheating Workers

From MyDesert.com, Desert Sun Wire Services, 2 Apr 2012.

RIVERSIDE — A commercial farming operation and four of its contractors face accusations of cheating Coachella Valley-area migrant workers of pay and failing to provide them with basic living amenities. 351 more words

Regulations & Compliance

Labor Conditions Pick Away at Migrant Workers' Rights

From DW-World.de, Max Pringle, 14 Dec 2011.

While migrant farm workers in California pick most of the state’s fruits and vegetables, experts says too many factors are conspiring against the often illegal immigrants in their struggle for better working conditions. 696 more words

Labor

Farmworkers Win Unfair Labor Practices Settlement

From SacBee.com, The Sacramento Bee, 29 Nov 2011.

FRESNO, Calif. — A central California almond and grape grower will pay nearly $1 million in a settlement with farmworkers for unfair labor practices. 117 more words

Labor

Legal Aid Group Must Comply With Subpoena

From CourthouseNew.com, Ryan Abbott, 18 Nov 2011.

WASHINGTON (CN) – A California legal aid group accused of misusing government grant money must release its financial records, a federal judge ruled, upholding a subpoena. 301 more words

Advocacy & Activism

Salinas: Salad Bowl or Pesticide Bowl of the World?

From Blogs.KQED.org, Patricia Carillo, 21 Sept 2011.

In Salinas, pesticide exposure is a major concern. Salinas is an agricultural community and pesticides are widely used. The health effects of pesticide exposure are numerous, ranging from asthma, birth defects, hormone disruptions, neurological effects and cancer. 594 more words

Health & Safety

Farm Workers Sue Pescadero Farmer over Unsafe Living Conditions

From MercuryNews.com, Julia Scott, julia.scott@bayareanewsgroup.com, 17 Sept 2011.

“I was so scared, I wore a mask to protect myself, and I tied my socks with rubber bands at night.  874 more words

Health & Safety