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COVID-Related Strikes Hit Washington’s Apple Sheds

David Bacon Capital & Main
This week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses with two main demands for safer working conditions and an extra $2 an hour in hazard pay.

NY Farm Workers Have a Right to Organize

NYCLU NYCLU
“Today, the court recognized that farmworkers are entitled to the same rights as all other workers in New York state,” said Rebecca Fuentes, lead organizer with the Workers’ Center of Central New York.

Are We Prepared to Pay the Price for Farmworker Justice?

Olivia Heffernan openDemocracy
Migrant farmworkers picking cabbages in Ohio. By romanticizing local farms and assuming that ‘local’ means ‘moral,’ many miss the fact that whether produce is sent to a giant warehouse or a ‘farm to table’ restaurant, the farmworkers are denied the protections granted all other hourly workers.

The Zombie Guest Worker Bill

David Bacon Capital and Main (co-published by Fast Company)
“Over the last year,” Goldstein charges, “Rep. Goodlatte has made it his mission to create a massive new guest worker program of millions of captive workers who have even fewer labor rights than the current workers they would replace

DAMNATION: New Series Trailer

An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, centering on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden (IMDB). On USA channel, premier Nov. 7.

700,000 Women Farmworkers Say They Stand With Hollywood Actors Against Sexual Assault

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas Time
In the lead up to “The Take Back the Workplace” march in Los Angeles on Nov. 12, Latina farmworkers have written a letter of solidarity to the brave women and men in Hollywood who have come forward with their experiences of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
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