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Farm Worker Safety Act

If Animals Have Heat Safety Protections, Why Shouldn't Farm Workers?

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Arturo S. Rodríguez

In most of the cases where a farm worker has died, the employer was found to have repeatedly deprived farm workers from adequate water and shade in violation of state regulations. It is obvious that these bad employers prey on the state's inability to enforce the law.

California's Harvest of Shame: 2012

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Farm workers in California work in the extreme heat and tough conditions to feed our nation and face the risk of death and illness. The people who feed us should not fear death when they go to work.

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.