Labor

Looking back: 50 years in potato production

Potato planting has gone from two- and four-row planters to six- and even up to 12 row planters, without anymore workers on the machines, poking seed ... more »

Health Care Changes

Health Care Changes: Some health care changes are already herePresident Obama and Congress made sweeping changes to America's health care system in Ma... more »

Farm Worker Supporters Want Floor Vote on Labor Bill

Supporters of the "Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act" want the bill voted on in the state Senate before the legislature finishes this year's session... more »

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 »


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