Fifty years ago in 1962, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta founded the United Farm Workers, the nation’s largest farm workers’ union.
Nearly 60 farmworkers from a rural Washington state community just outside of Seattle said they were stranded with no way to get home last week after refusing to work for less than minimum wage.
The UFW wants to impress upon Gov. Brown that it's imperative he sign the bill to help farmworkers. To help relay the message to Gov. Brown, the UFW is asking people to sign a petition showing support for the SB 104.
One of the Southeast's largest employers of foreign guestworkers and its owners will be held accountable for routinely cheating workers out of their wages under a recent federal court ruling in a suit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if the one bit of new immigration policy that Congress seems to agree on becomes law.
Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have called for expanding a Department of Homeland Security program known as e-Verify, but many speculate that the program - if implemented without Congress taking up the politically sensitive task of providing a path to citizenship for immigrant workers - would effectively wipe out the county's, the state's and the nation's agricultural work force.