farm worker rights

Trumps America: Trump safety cuts may cause workplace deaths to soar, says report

“In 2017, the first year of the Trump administration for which full data is available, Latino workplace deaths increased from 879 deaths in 2016 to 927 deaths in 2017, with foreign-born immigrant Latino workers constituting 63{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of those deaths. Workplace safety advocates say a crippling sense of fear has prevented many immigrants from speaking up.” […]

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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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