Labor News

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California judge throws out anti-union election, points to grower money

An administrative law judge threw out one of the dirtiest decertification elections in recent labor history.

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U.S. call to support striking farmworkers in Baja California, Mexico

The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.

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Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 

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Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.

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Immokalee workers receive presidential medal

The CIW has "organized communities, stood by tomato workers for more than 20 years, and changed the face of this industry."

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Immokalee workers offer powerful “Tale of Two Thanksgivings”

Love is a powerful emotion. It's love that drives the Campaign for Fair Food.  And so we will never tire of asking Publix to come to the table.

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Today in labor history: 1934 Filipino lettuce cutters strike

Filipino lettuce cutters and white packing shed workers struck the powerful Salinas Valley, California, growers and shippers, demanding union recognition and improved working conditions.

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Today in labor history: Mexican leader Emilano Zapata born

Zapata headed the land reform struggles of Mexican farmers and was a leader of the Mexican revolution.

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Union and growers split on immigration plan

And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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What I learned from the Immokalee workers

Earlier this month I marched for three days with Florida's Immokalee farmworkers and their supporters.

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