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2009-04-01 15:38:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of 25 states and three other countries will take a stand against the sexual exploitation of farmworker women and other low-wage female immigrant workers in April as part of the "Bandana Project," a partnership between the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and community groups, universities and other advocacy organizations to raise awareness and educate these women about their rights. The Bandana Project is a national campaign,...

2009-03-31 09:30:00

First Environmental/Worker Health Shareholder Resolution From College Endowment Prompts Action By Nation's Largest Potato Buyer WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to shareholder concerns, McDonald's Corporation has agreed to formally survey and promote best practices in pesticide use reduction within its American potato supply chain.

2009-03-30 10:29:00

Students to food service provider industry: 'If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.' IMMOKALEE, Fla., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) has launched the "Dining with Dignity" campaign to educate and mobilize students across the U.S.

2009-03-24 09:32:00

MAITLAND, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida farmers have launched a new foundation to benefit farmworkers, announcing today an initial round of $160,000 in funding for three programs related to child care, health care and education for the farmworker community in South Florida.

2009-03-06 09:03:00

Immokalee Workers to Stage Theater Re-enacting Slavery Case on Steps of Old Capitol, Deliver Petitions to Governor Crist TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090306/DC80031) WHO: Farmworker members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers; religious, student, human rights, and community leaders from across the country. WHAT: Members of the CIW will travel to...

2009-02-20 14:16:04

Vaccinate all workers at hire. Ibrahim notes that farm workers typically only spend about 150 days on a particular farm before moving onto the next.

2009-02-06 10:09:00

Women may soon outnumber men in the U.S. workforce for the first time, U.S. Labor Department statistics show. Women were employed at 49.1 percent of the non-farm jobs in the United States, The New York Times reported Friday.

2008-12-12 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Change to Win executive director Chris Chafe regarding the Senate Republicans' obstruction of legislation to provide emergency financial support for the auto industry.

2008-09-16 15:00:37

FARMINGTON - Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting a photography exhibit, "Farmworkers Feed Us All," which documents the lives and experiences of Maine's migrant farm workers by nationally known occupational photojournalist, Earl Dotter, and audio-documentary reporter, Tennessee Watson.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.