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Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Full Story

Low prices raise alarm in North Dakota oil patch

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers. Full Story

Feds settle worker abuse lawsuit against Del Monte

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. will pay $1.2 million to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming Thai workers on Hawaii farms were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, low wages and deportation threats, a federal agency said... Full Story

Rules Seek to Improve Safety for Child Farmworkers

posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Labor Department is proposing new rules to improve the safety of children who work on farms. The rules would ban children under 18 from working in or around grain elevators, feed lots and other areas deemed unsafe. The... Full Story

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