Worker exploitation

EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides

See our earlier article on the Farm Bureau lobbying for kids to spray pesticides: House Farm Bill Increases Pesticide Risks to Children … House Farm Bill Increases Pesticide Risks to Children, Farmworkers The House farm bill includes several proposals that would roll back key pesticide protections, putting children, farmworkers, communities and even endangered species at […]

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California sets new daily record for coronavirus cases

Wine/tourism industry heavy Sonoma County has been in the high  “widespread” category for entire Bay Area for months…. California sets new daily record for coronavirus cases The HILL: The state recorded more than 13,000 new cases Friday. By Joseph Guzman | Nov. 20, 2020 Story at a glance The grim figure surpassed California’s previous peak

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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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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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