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Better Enforcement of Farmworker Heat Rules as UFW and Brown Administration Settle Lawsuit

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 06.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Farm labor -- feeding America and much of the world -- is honorable and important work. Farmworkers shouldn't risk death or illness from extreme heat when reasonable measures can easily prevent such tragedies. Enforcement of these protections will improve through joint efforts by the state of California and the UFW as a result of the settlement of this lawsuit.

From Shirtwaist to Bangladesh, What's Next?

John Washington | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
John Washington

While we decry the atrocious conditions in Bangladeshi garment factors, and guiltily ignore underage labor and worker suicides in Chinese electronics factories, we shouldn't forget to be appalled by the workplace conditions in our own backyard.

Near Death At SeaWorld: Worldwide Exclusive Video

David Kirby | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
David Kirby

A newly available video depicts the November, 2006 aggression incident by the female orca Kasatka against her highly experienced trainer, Ken Peters, at SeaWorld San Diego.

Who's Watching Out for Farm Workers Left Out in the Heat?

Hernan Vera | Posted 09.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Hernan Vera

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Chavez had a summer job in 2011. But unlike many boys his age, Nicholas' summer job consisted of helping his parents pick bell peppers in the scorching fields outside Bakersfield, California.

WATCH: Troubling Working Conditions in LA’s Waste and Recycling Plants

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles is the second largest waste market in the United States, and it has a problem. In a short film by Cuéntame, an online collective of s...

Surprising Number Of Deaths Occurring In This Workplace

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Bernice Yeung From a Napa winemaker to a paint manufacturing employee in Fullerton, sev...