Latest Farmworker Stories

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...

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.

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