farm worker rights

State Proposes Precedent-setting Pesticide Notification Rule

Please note you can file an anonymous report on pesticide regulation abuses. Info on front page of this website For immediate release: Thursday December 14, 2023 Contacts: Jane Sellen, 530-575-0332, jane@pesticidereform.org Angel Garcia, 559-748-7065, angel@pesticidereform.org  State Proposes Precedent-setting Pesticide Notification Rule Farmworkers call for more transparency about location of planned pesticide applications Lindsay, CA: How can …

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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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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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Trump admin looks to cut farmworker pay to help industry during pandemic: report

Farmworkers deserve hazard pay, not reduced wages. “Farmworkers have been labeled essential during the pandemic, and some have feared there could be a food shortage if the industry is not properly taken care of as the virus spreads.”  Trump admin looks to cut farmworker pay to help industry during pandemic: report THE HILL: By Brooke …

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Heros: Farmworkers are risking their lives to feed a nation on lockdown | Grist

“I know the risks that you face working in the fields due to pesticides,” said Carmelita, a native of Mexico who began picking grapes at the age of 13 on winter and summer breaks in her homeland. “So I’m aware of the risk. But this type of risk, no.” “These are folks that need to …

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