Labor

For Farmworkers, Sometimes It’s the Little Things that Count

Over the last few months, the other Bon Appetit Management Company Fellows and I have been driving around the country, visiting small farms in Bon App... more »

New York Senate Panel Votes Down Farm Labor Bill

A hotly debated bill to expand farmworker rights was defeated Tuesday by the state Senate Agriculture Committee. The Daily NewsClick here to read the ... more »

Report Says Michigan Migrant Farmworkers Working in ‘Unconscionable’ Conditions

Thousands of migrant farmworkers in Michigan are living and working in "intolerable" and "unconscionable" conditions, according to a scathing report r... more »

UFW, Growers Push for Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Farm Workers

Supporters of immigration reform are making another push to pass a congressional bill that would give undocumented farm workers a path to permanent re... more »

Genesee, Orleans Say ‘No’ to Farm Labor Overtime Bill

County lawmakers in Genesee and Orleans counties on Wednesday both passed resolutions stating their opposition to a state proposal that would allow fa... more »

N.Y. Farm Labor Bill Moves Closer to Senate Vote

Allies for expanding farmworker rights in New York scored a mini-victory Wednesday when the Senate Labor Committee moved the Farmworkers Fair Labor Pr... more »

Senator Gains Sway on N.Y. Bill

The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act was rerouted Thursday to the Senate Agriculture Committee, a surprise reversal that gave state Sen. Darrel J.... more »

California Man Touts Cooling Shelter for Farmworkers

After watching grape harvesters toil in the vineyards on a summer day without shade, Garth Patterson was inspired to get them some relief. abc NewsCli... more »

Rural America is on an Immigrant Labor Treadmill

The farmworkers of tomorrow are growing up today somewhere outside the United States, making immigration policy a major concern of farmers, farmworker... more »

Potatoes in Malawi, Africa

A photo gallery of Joe's trip can be viewed on the Spudman Facebook fan page here.She grew the potatoes, carried them to the factory and processed the... more »


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