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United Farm Workers

UFW Marks 50th Anniversary As State Vetoes Farm Worker Safety Bill

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices

The United Farm Workers (UFW) marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday -- a milestone for the Mexican-American community and organized labor. Farm labore...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Crash Walmart Forum On Food Supply Ethics

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from the world's largest private employer and other Fortune 500 companies joined worker advocates, trade groups and gove...

Clashes in California's Fields

Rick Ayers | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Rick Ayers

Pick this book up to gain a deep and profound encounter with issues of social justice, of the economic crisis of today, of immigration and diversity, and of the age-old question activists must always ask, "What is to be done?"

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.

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.

GOP Wages War Against Jobs

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When I was a younger man I marched in support of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. I am a union man. Proud and strong. No apologies. No surren...

An American Hero Joins Lewis & Clark, Medgar Evers and Sacagawea

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Maurice Jourdane

Last week, on Cinco Mayo in San Diego's Barrio Logan, the United States Navy christened and launched the USNS Cesar Chavez over Republican opposition for naming the cargo ship after the civil rights leader and union activist.

For Cesar Chavez Day, Can Pomona College Give Peace a Chance? Si, Se puede!

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Latino Voices
María Elena Durazo

The fight for a union at Pomona's dining hall continues, and unfortunately, so does the Pomona Administration's opposition.

LOOK: Latino Leaders Inspired By MLK, Civil Rights Movement

Posted 01.16.2012 | Latino Voices

The legacy and continued influence of Martin Luther King Jr. is undeniable, even if it has not yet fully been realized. As Latinos, we recognize th...

Instead of Complaining About Teachers, Become One

Shaun Johnson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I implore all readers out there who begrudge teachers of what they earn to quit their dead-end private sector jobs and become a teacher. If you want information, I'm happy to provide it in the comments.

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.

Dave Jamieson

Perry’s Political Rise Began With Opposition To Pesticide Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting to this story. WASHINGTON -- More than two decades ago, there was a bitter fight within Texas' agricultural com...

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.

Latino Farm Workers, No Pay And No Play

Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

By Eduardo Stanley FRESNO - No one knows the exact number of farm workers who year after year raise and harvest the crops grown in the Central Vall...

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.

GOP Voter Suppression Ad Fails As Pro-Immigrant Americans Refuse to Sit Down and Shut Up

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A GOP-linked voter suppression ad is being run by a group calling itself Latinos for Reform. Does anyone really think DREAM Act kids and immigration advocates paid money to run these ads claiming to support reform?

Help Not Wanted?

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

2010-10-13-farmworkers.jpgI have no interest in bickering over the strategic wisdom of Stephen Colbert's appearance before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, but I do have a bone to pick with his message.

Amanda Terkel

NO JOKE: Stephen Colbert To Testify Before Congress On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will be testifying before Congress on Friday about immigration during a hearing called "Protecting America's Harve...

Weekly Diaspora: The High Cost of Cheap Labor

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A new study about the effects of immigration on U.S. employment supports the long-standing argumen...

Santana Rocks the 80th Birthday Tribute to Human Rights Icon Dolores Huerta: Si Se Puede!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

For some, the proposition of going "door to door and person to person to get good people elected," may sound like a very lofty goal. But it's not too lofty for Dolores Huerta.

The People -- and the Shame -- Behind Our Food

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Our state's farm workers deserve every opportunity to participate in the California dream. We have the ability to stop the indignities, to end the suffering, to ease the fears -- and it is our moral imperative to do so.

Cesar Chavez, Icon or Not?

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

If Chavez failed to build a long-lasting union, it was not because of administrative ineptness or an effort to preserve dictatorial control.