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Unions Begin 14-City Push For Immigration Reform

posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the labor federation will hold rallies, educate voters and pressure elected officials using the same grass-roots infrastructure that helped re-elect Obama. Full Story

California Has New Law to Stop Intimidation of Farmworkers

posted on October 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM

 FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California has a new law that will allowstate regulators to automatically certify union elections byfarmworkers if they determine growers used threats or intimidationtoward workers in the election... Full Story

Judge Warns Washington Union to Halt Illegal Tactics

posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Union activists aren't backing off demands to work at a new Washington state grain terminal after hundreds of Longshore workers stormed the facility, overwhelmed guards and dumped grain. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton... Full Story

Farm Worker Union Organizer Richard Chavez Dies at 81

posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Chavez, who helped brother Cesar Chavez build the United Farmworkers of America, has died at the age of 81. Full Story

United Farm Workers Fight Dwindling Membership

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

WOODVILLE, Calif (AP) -- A dozen farmworkers sat in a circle of plastic chairs in a modest living room, listening as a union organizer talked about a bill she said would allow people to organize without fear, rebuild the union and improve... Full Story

Bill in California Would Help Farmworkers Form Unions

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP)— The temperature was nearly 100 degrees as 17-year-old Maria Vasquez Jimenez pruned grapes for nine hours at a vineyard near Stockton in California's Central Valley. Full Story

Farm Workers Push for Unionization in Washington State

posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

PASCO, Wash (AP) — Margarito Martinez says he was fired from the eastern Washington dairy that employed him for more than a year because he tried to unionize the company. Full Story

Union and States Try Recruiting Farm Workers from Mexico

posted on May 2, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Weary of waiting for Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, the United Farm Workers hopes to recruit Mexican laborers to pick crops on U.S farms. Full Story

Lawmakers Beat the Drum for Permanent Disaster Aid

posted on September 21, 2007 at 8:09 PM

Lawmakers Beat the Drum for Permanent Disaster Aid
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government pumped billions of dollars worth of disaster assistance into Gulf Coast states. Full Story

AFL-CIO Interested in Immigrant Labor Issues

posted on August 11, 2006 at 8:08 PM

The AFL-CIO has joined forces with a network of immigrant day laborers to improve wages and working conditions for those who are hired off the street. Full Story

US Independent Truckers Strike

posted on July 2, 2004 at 8:07 PM

US Independent Truckers Strike
Hundreds of independent truckers went on strike earlier this week at several U.S ports, slowing the movement of cargo containers including everything from furniture to electronics to frozen food. Full Story

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