farmworkers

FLOC launches ambitious plans in tobacco fields   |   July 3, 2014
By David Flores, Labor Notes My life as a farmworker began when I was nine years old, working alongside my parents harvesting cucumbers, tomatoes, cherries, and strawberries. This...

 

Florida farmworkers score surprise Walmart agreement   |   April 3, 2014
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Last year was hard on Walmart's shiny brand. From Bangladeshi garment workers crushed in a building collapse while sewing for the chain, to...

 

In 'fair food' fight, Florida farmworkers take on industry   |   March 17, 2014
By Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams The Immokalee, Fla. migrant farmworkers who have forced some of the biggest food industry corporations in the world to acquiesce to their demands...

 

Sexual harassment still 'normal' in low-wage jobs   |   March 7, 2014
By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes Since sexual harassment is about power, not sex, it's not surprising that low-wage women in lousy jobs get a lot of it. The Equal Employment...

 

VOICES: Flawed study seeks to justify discrimination against U.S. workers   |   June 4, 2013
By Lori Johnson, NC Policy Watch If there is a dominant myth in the debate over America's treatment of the men and women who harvest our food, it is that U.S. workers won'...

 

Chipotle fair-food agreement is the latest win for Florida farmworkers   |   October 8, 2012
A six-year campaign for justice has ended with a big win for a Florida farmworkers' rights group. Last week Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill signed an agreement with the...

 

Farmworkers push tobacco giant Reynolds to the table   |   June 14, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes The perseverance of Farm Labor Organizing Committee activists in North Carolina paid off in early April when Reynolds American finally...

 

Pressing grocery chains, Florida tomato pickers start to feel gains   |   March 30, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes Calling on a generations-old tradition to dramatize the abuses in farm labor, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers held a weeklong fast in...

 

North Carolina convenience-store chain targeted for ignoring abuse of tobacco pickers   |   February 20, 2012
Activists are targeting the Southeast's largest independent convenience-store chain over its chairman's refusal to discuss how the company could help end human rights...

 

Florida tomato pickers: Trader Joe's is rotten   |   November 2, 2011
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes Florida's tomato farmworkers and their long-time community allies brought a two-year fight to specialty grocer Trader Joe's...

 

Alabama workers meet harsh immigration law with wildcats   |   October 21, 2011
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes An all-out attack on immigrant workers, their families, and communities continues in the South and West. In Alabama, immigrant workers...

 

The small things   |   May 1, 2006
One part of the story of today's historic May Day boycott will be the big rallies in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando -- the third wave of major demonstrations in...

 

May Day immigrant protests roll through the South ...   |   May 1, 2006
20,000 in Orlando, thousands more in rest of Florida ... Poultry giant Perdue shuts down eight facilities in Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina...