New laws would fight abuse by prohibiting recruiters from charging fees and better informing workers of their rights.
The governor’s stated opposition is based on a procedural point that is moot, bill supporters say.
Major overhaul of labor laws circumvented by employers, say workers and advocates.
Will Gov. Gavin Newsom expand food aid to help those he touted during the pandemic?
Agricultural workers in New York just formed the state’s first farmworker union, but a new law guaranteeing overtime protections and organizing rights for the first time has been delayed.
Assembly Bill 616 would have made it easier for California farmworkers to vote to unionize by allowing them to fill out and mail ballots as absentees.
Photojournalist David Bacon documents the harsh lives of farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley.
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would likely lead to enormous increases in the number of workers brought to the U.S. by growers.
The Trump administration has suspended family visa applications – and Trump has ordered an end to the census count three weeks early.
The rural county of Tulare has become a hotspot for the virus, with Latino communities and essential workers hit especially hard.
COVID-19 is spreading throughout central Washington state. One agricultural county has the highest infection rate on the West Coast.
Demands for safer working conditions and extra hourly hazard pay during the pandemic are powering a strike wave in the Yakima Valley.
The Trump administration says no to family immigration, but yes to guest workers.
As the number of H-2A guest workers mushrooms, California labor contractors and growers are packing farmworkers into motels and houses in working class neighborhoods.
A new Congressional bill would reduce a broad range of agriculture workers to the status of “guest workers.” California’s dairy owners are ecstatic. Co-published by International Business Times.
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“Sustainability” is the mantra for many groups and businesses near the Salton Sea. But sustainability for whom? BY DAVID BACON