worker safety

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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Ridge Vineyards, Four Seasons Vineyard Management fined for ‘deplorable’ housing

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has fined a Healdsburg-area winery $42,300 for “deplorable” housing, according to the following article in today’s PD. This confirms what farmworkers have reported at our Wine and Water Watch meetings. This is only the tip of a deep iceberg. It further documents that some wineries and vineyards cannot claim to

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