Latest Farmworker Stories

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.

2010-06-16 15:25:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L.

2010-04-01 09:13:00

IMMOKALEE, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to an escalating campaign waged by students across the country, Aramark has agreed to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to directly improve farmworker wages and working conditions in the tomato fields of Florida.

2009-09-25 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group North America and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are proud to announce a partnership that will improve the working conditions of agricultural workers who harvest fresh tomatoes grown in Florida.

2009-08-10 15:05:00

9 farms and 17 farm labor contractors cited for violating federal laws RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2009-06-18 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmworker unions, support groups, and worker advocacy organizations today asked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P.

2009-04-28 21:22:00

Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appetit Management Company Build Innovative New Model for Fair Labor Standards in Florida's Tomato Fields Bon Appetit Management Company becomes the first food service company to establish game-changing fair labor requirements that integrate: minimum fair wage, worker empowerment stipulations, and incentives to growers who exceed minimum requirements of the agreement. PALO ALTO, Calif.

2009-04-17 14:55:00

Change to Win Health and Safety Coordinator Eric Frumin Available For Comment TRENTON, N.J., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win Health and Safety coordinator Eric Frumin will be available for comment before and after the scheduled sentencing hearing.

2009-04-02 12:53:00

On eve of Farmworker Awareness Week, Florida's highest-ranking politician joins ranks of supporters calling for human rights in Florida's fields IMMOKALEE, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As communities across the country come together to recognize the struggles faced by the workers who harvest this country's fruits and vegetables, the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's (CIW) Campaign for Fair Food adds another powerful supporter to the call for a more modern and humane agricultural...

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