Worker exploitation

Sonoma County Farmworkers make National Headlines

“Over four years of massive wildfires, the wine region’s agricultural commissioners worked closely with the Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Sonoma County Winegrowers to repeatedly grant permission to growers to harvest in wildfire-evacuation zones.” ‘Touted as ‘essential’… treated as disposable’: Labor Day anger as migrant farm workers toil inside wildfire evacuation zones Published  2 days …

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Sonoma County wineries “PUT WORKERS AT RISK FOR PROFITS”

Sonoma County wineries “PUT WORKERS AT RISK FOR PROFITS” This is information from Oscar Paz from Graton Day labor Center. Can find it on PRSC Facebook page: “Good afternoon Jenny and Supervisors Gore and Gorin, I’m forwarding you a preliminary report on behalf of an anonymous, trusted farm/vineyard worker who has reported his colleagues being …

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Despite COVID-19, Trump Keeps on Gutting Protections for Workers

“By the time the pandemic hit, Trump had already blocked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, which would have helped ensure that federal contracts only go to employers who follow basic labor and employment laws, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Now, the administration says further deregulation is necessary to blunt the outbreak’s damage …

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Despite COVID-19, Trump Keeps on Gutting Protections for Workers

“By the time the pandemic hit, Trump had already blocked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, which would have helped ensure that federal contracts only go to employers who follow basic labor and employment laws, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Now, the administration says further deregulation is necessary to blunt the outbreak’s damage …

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Amplifying Food Supply Chain Concerns, 230+ Coronavirus Cases Close Down Top US Pork Producer

“One of the nation’s largest pork processing facilities is shutting down indefinitely after over 230 employees tested positive for COVID-19, bolstering concerns about food supply chain problems that have left farmers, food banks, grocery stores, and agricultural and food service workers scrambling to keep crops harvested, shelves stocked, and people fed during the coronavirus pandemic.” …

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Who refuses to provide paid sick leave? The New York Times gives us the names

“The list of malefactors includes the giants of fast food, like McDonald’s, Subway and Chick-fil-A, as well as sit-down restaurants like Cracker Barrel, Outback Steakhouse and the Cheesecake Factory. And it’s not just restaurants. The data also shows most workers at the supermarket chains Wegmans, Kroger, Meijer and Giant Eagle reported that they did not …

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