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Arturo Rodriguez

Big-Money Radical Right Groups Help Huge Grower to Avoid Paying Millions Already Owed Its Farm Workers

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Well-financed anti-labor groups related to America's radical right are coming to the aid of giant Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming to avoid implementing a union contract under which it already owes millions of dollars to thousands of its grape and tree fruit workers.

Cesar Chavez Movie Inspires Members of Congress

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 04.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Cesar said many times that if his movement didn't survive his death then his work would be in vain.

Farm Workers' Push for Immigration Reform Honors the 28 'Deportees' From 1948

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

This Labor Day finally brought recognition for the 28 Mexican migrant farm workers who tragically perished when the twin-engine DC-3C charter plane fl...

The Farm Workers and Jerry Brown Make Up, For Now

William Bradley | Posted 11.07.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

The canny Brown negotiated new legislation that allows the UFW some progress without granting its card check goal, thus turning a rally that would otherwise have been a protest of his policies into a muted celebration.

Why Did Jerry Brown Veto the Farm Worker Bill?

William Bradley | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

In any real biography of Jerry Brown, the farm workers are not only a big chapter, they are shot through the entire story. Yet, he vetoed the bill.

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.

Who's That Guy Behind Colbert?

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Bonifer

Opus Moreschi counterpoints Colbert's monologue perfectly. He's working the room with his eyes, his attention alternating between Colbert and members of the committee, like a scientist coolly observing an experiment.