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  • Day of the Dead
    Protest comes between Halloween and elections; evokes both themes
    In an event that combines two seasonal themes, the North Carolina Farmworker Advocacy Network today will hold a "Day of the Dead" protestto remember fallen field and poultry workers. The event will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.Alluding to...
  • Although demand for the farm's organic produce is high, Andy Grant said that his migrant labor force, mostly from Mexico, is sharply down this year and that he'll be unable to harvest up to a third of his fall crops, leaving vegetables in the fields
    New argument that immigrant reform vital to economic recovery
    Critics of undocumented immigration and of granting a path to citizenship to the undocumented currently living in this country often argue that immigrants are a drain on our country’s resources, and the U.S. can simply not afford to continue...
  • Napa Valley Grape Vines
    Napa Valley Farmworkers Benefits
    Napa Valley stands apart in recognizing the importance of skilled, permanent farmworkers. To this end, vineyard owners in Napa have set a high bar in providing quality of life. Once predominately a seasonal workforce, NVG,Napa Valley Grapegrowers,...
  • Farmworkers protesting
    Governor Brown signs farmworker compromise bill into law
    Farmworkers in California have been working to gain a new avenue to organizing called card check. This is a method of forming a union by having a majority of the workforce sign a card instead of holding elections which are easily manipulated by...
  • Lucas Benitez of CIW addresses last Sunday's rally for farmworker justice in Lakeland
    No shame in Immokalee Workers harvest of justice
    Lakeland, FL – When several hundred Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) members and supporters set out from Tampa last Friday on a 22 mile trek to the Lakeland headquarters of grocery goliath Publix Corp., it was just one more leg of...
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