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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).

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.

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.

2011-03-03 10:00:00

Pressure mounts for Florida-based supermarket chain to sign Fair Food agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers in light of historic breakthrough with Florida tomato growers IMMOKALEE, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 5th, farmworkers from Immokalee, Florida - the men and women who harvest the state's $620 million tomato crop - will be joined by religious leaders, students, and consumers from across the Southeast in three simultaneous marches through...

2011-02-24 19:11:00

Pressure mounts for fast-growing chain to sign Fair Food agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers in light of historic breakthrough with Florida tomato growers IMMOKALEE, Fla., Feb.

2010-11-16 13:02:00

Report Describes Dangerous Work Conditions, Relentless Harassment MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov.

2010-07-22 13:53:00

Museum to visit historic landmarks, places of worship, and community centers July 25 to August 14 IMMOKALEE, Fla., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a produce truck of the same model in which farmworkers were locked and chained as part of recent slavery operations (U.S.

2010-07-14 16:12:00

Employers put workers at risk when not providing adequate protection from the heat OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With many regions of the state hitting triple-digit temperatures, Cal/OSHA urges employers to make sure they are in full compliance with the heat illness prevention standard.

2010-06-24 17:19:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a visit to Olvera Street in Los Angeles, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced $78,410,000 in grant funds through the National Farmworker Jobs Program.

2010-06-24 14:57:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a visit to Olvera Street in Los Angeles, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced $78,410,000 in grant funds through the National Farmworker Jobs Program.


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