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FARM WORKER SAFETY ACT
If Animals Have Heat Safety Protections, Why Shouldn't Farm Workers?
Arturo S. Rodríguez
President, United Farm Workers
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
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
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?
Attorney and President of Public Counsel Law Center
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.
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