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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.