September 2016 Archives

Farmworkers seek basic rights in wine industry

The Wine industry lobbied our electeds to vote against farmworker equal overtime pay. Hall has held fundraisers for assemblyman Bill Dodd who voted against equal overtime pay, twice. The costs of labor and production  continue to be externalized onto farmworkers…

 

“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962,…

 

Sonoma magazine lacking sensitivity for farm workers?

To the Editor- An issue of the magazine, “Sonoma” recently appeared in my mailbox. I find it reprehensible that next to the adds for multi-million dollar homes, expensive wines, vacations, jewelry and designer clothing, there are photos of grape pickers.Catherine…