Stories tagged: "farmers"


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Free Mental Health Program for Farmworkers Launches in California and Florida

"Mental health is a health and wellness issue, but it is also a critical workers' issue that we all must address," said Mónica Ramírez, founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women.

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Washington State Farmworkers Will Soon Be Eligible for Overtime Pay

"These overtime protections will ensure that agricultural workers in Washington are paid for all of the vital work they do," President Joe Biden said.

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Two Latino Farmworkers Demanded Overtime Pay, Now They’ve Made History

José Martínez-Cuevas and Patricia Aguilar, who both milked cows for DeRuyter Brothers Dairy, Inc. in Washington, sued for overtime pay. Their actions have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of farmworkers.

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Farmworkers Will Be Given Heroes Award for Service During Pandemic

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation will honor farmworkers, a group disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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Dreamer Farmer Erwin Hernández Celebrates DACA Decision ‘With Caution’

The Oaxacan who has been in the U.S. for two decades under DACA is cautious to celebrate the ruling. This is what the Florida farmer — previously featured in our Voices of the Workers series — has to say.

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Florida Farmers May See Losses of More Than $500 Million

Florida’s number 2 industry is severely hurting. But as she works to provide relief, the Democratic Commissioner Nikki Freid says some important lessons have been learned.

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Trump Says He’s a Friend of Florida, Is That Really True?

President Trump’s 'Do as I Say Not as I Do' frienemy delays on his COVID-19 response have impacted Florida's health system and economy. This is how.