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Ahold USA to Buy Fair-Food Tomatoes. Conflict in Blueberry Fields.

THURSDAY, JULY 30. PROGRAM # 7576 12:00 PM PT Ahold USA to Buy Fair-Food Tomatoes. In a landmark victory for Florida’s organized farmworkers, Ahold USA, the parent company to Stop and Shop and other supermarket chains, has signed on to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food program. This is the first major U.S. grocer […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Línea Abierta, Política |
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The Bilingual Advantage.

TUESDAY, JULY 28. PROGRAM # 7574 12:00 PM PT The Bilingual Advantage. Is being bilingual good for your job prospects? Contrary to what English Only proponents would say, leading scholars conclude that bilingual speakers enjoy a number of economic benefits in today’s globalized U.S. labor market. An education expert discusses the economics of bilingualism for […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De León with the young people. Photo: Fernando Andrés Torres.

Young People Push for Anti-Wage-Theft Law in California

The bill would give the California Labor Comissioner the tools to demand that companies pay a bond if they have been ordered to pay backwages and still have not.

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Youth, Politics & Elections, Latest News |
Antonio Jiménez. Photo: Rubén Tapia.

Supermarket Chain El Súper Fined for Wage Theft

California’s Labor Commission found that the company did not pay overtime or give lunch or rest breaks to 20 workers at ten stores in Los Angeles.

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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(Español) Millones podrían ser elegibles al pago de horas extras: Obama

(Español) Los defensores del cambio saludaron la decisión. Los más conservadores, diversos grupos empresariales se han opuesto a la idea con el gastado argumento de que costará empleos. Previendo reacciones Obama firmó una orden ejecutiva de restricción para los contratistas federales que tomen represalias.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature |
Trabajadoras H-2B de la industria marisquera

(Español) Trabajadores contratados: atorados hasta abajo

(Español) Porque las visas de estos trabajadores, las H2 están controladas por los patrones, por lo que no se pueden ir con otro empleador que les ofrezca más dinero. Si un trabajador H2 es despedido tiene que dejar el país, o se vuelve indocumentado y puede ser detenido por las autoridades”.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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Guestworkers: Stuck at the Bottom.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25. PROGRAM # 7551 12:00 PM PT Guestworkers: Stuck at the Bottom. A reputed think tank found that across the U.S., the wages and working conditions of guest workers are as low as those of undocumented workers. Having legal temporary status does not help them improve their workplace conditions and standard of living. […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Supreme Court and Health Care Subsidies.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. PROGRAM # 7550 12:00 PM PT Supreme Court and Health Care Subsidies. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce this week a decision on the case King v. Burwell, challenging the legality of health care subsidies. What’s at stake for the Affordable Care Act and consumers? Who would be affected if […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect.

MONDAY, JUNE 15. PROGRAM # 7543 12:00 PM PT Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect. Net neutrality rules have taken effect after a federal judge denied the telecom industry request to stay the rules until the courts resolve the legal challenges. Meantime, Republican members of Congress introduced a bill seeking to block money for FCC enforcement […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política |
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(Español) Jornaleros de San Quintín se apuntan victoria para todos los campesinos de Baja California

(Español) El salario mínimo que consiguieron en esta gesta histórica los jornaleros de San Quintín para todos los trabajadores del estado incluye la restitución de un pago salarial retroactivo al 24 de mayo de 2015, y un bono o aguinaldo a fin de año, cobrado antes del 20 de diciembre de cada año, que suma el salario de dos semanas.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Mexico |

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