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2011-08-12 00:00:28

A consortium of community advocates, political leaders and farmers launched SAFE: "Save America's Food and Economy" - saveamericasfood.org - to protect farms and agriculture from the impact of H.R. 2164, otherwise known as the "Legal Workforce Act." Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Advocates say H.R. 2164 immigration bill will hurt U.S. economy, farms and food supply. A consortium of community advocates, political leaders and farmers launched SAFE: "Save America's Food and Economy" -...

2011-07-22 01:43:50

While more Americans are working past age 65 by choice, a growing segment of the population must continue to work well into their sixties out of financial necessity. Research conducted by the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine looked at aging, social class and labor force participation rates to illustrate the challenges that lower income workers face in the global marketplace. The study used the burden of arthritis to...

2011-06-29 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $83,941,360 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs. A total of $78,253,180 will go to 52 organizations nationwide to provide training, employment and support services for farmworkers and their families. An additional $5,688,600...

2011-05-16 17:38:00

Western Growers Calls on Governor to Veto IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif released the following statement on today's passage by the California State Assembly of the United Farm Workers-sponsored Senate Bill 104. "If Governor Jerry Brown signs the card check bill, SB 104, he will effectively abolish a farm worker's exclusive right to vote by secret ballot in a state-supervised election process. We doubt the governor...

2011-04-18 20:59:04

Health status of migrant workers in Canada International migrant workers entering Canada generally arrive healthy but their low-skilled occupations may put them at risk of health issues and they may face barriers to health care, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090736.pdf. Canada admitted 192 519 international migrant workers on temporary work visas in 2008, the highest number to date. Mexico and the...

2011-04-13 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The widespread use of illegal foreign labor by large agribusinesses results in huge profits for corporate farms, while consumers continue to see rising prices at the supermarket checkout, finds a new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The report, Illegal Immigration and Agribusiness: The Effects on the Agricultural Industry of Converting to a Legal Workforce, debunks the claims made by the corporate...

2011-04-01 00:14:18

AFOP's Health & Safety Programs Releases a Report Examining Pesticide Exposure and Its Effects on Farmworker Children Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Today, just one year after the President's Cancer Panel released its groundbreaking report highlighting environmental causes of cancer, the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) released Dangerous Exposure: Farmworker Children and Pesticides. The report, authored by AFOP's Health and Safety Programs, is the...

2011-03-30 23:01:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more Americans are asking questions about where their food comes from, but few are going so far as to think about who picked it. Farmworkers remain in the shadows. A groundbreaking new report released today, Cesar Chavez Day, in honor of the labor leader who fought tirelessly for farmworker rights, shines a light into these dark corners of our nation's food system. The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United...


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