Worker exploitation

Chlorpyrifos Damaged My Son’s Brain for Life

In Sonoma County did you know:  How Gallo sprayed large amounts of the toxic chlorpyrifos (which the EPA recently tried to ban) at Two Rock? That five Sonoma vineyard management companies are among the very few remaining users in the state of the highly toxic fungicide Mancozeb, another nearly banned substance? That “certified sustainable” wineries …

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Current administration Wants To Bring in More Migrant Guest Workers—But For Much Lower Pay

“……Others have blasted the program, saying it will strip away worker protections and substantially lower wages. Adrienne DerVartanian, director of immigration and labor policy at Farmworker Justice, called the bill “a recipe for worker exploitation.”  “The proposed legislation would slash workers’ wages; eliminate key wage protections; order employers to withhold 10 percent of workers’ wages …

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