Economy & Labor

A Win for US Farmworkers Against Sexual Assault

Dispatches: A Win for US Farmworkers Against Sexual Assault October 3, 2014 Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno Human Rights Watch No woman should have to fear that when she goes to work she will be raped, groped, or harassed by her coworkers or supervisors. But hundreds of thousands of immigrant women and girls working on farms in […]

Posted in Economy & Labor, Topics, Noticiero Latino |
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(Español) Lanzan innovadora herramienta contra abusos del Programa de Trabajadores H2

(Español) Los trabajadores migrantes comúnmente dejaron de confiar en las promesas de los reclutadores no confirmados, como deben estar todos aquellos empleadores de trabajadores con visa H2 bajo la ley que recién firmó el gobernador de California, Jerry Brown, porque estos reclutadores los hacen vulnerables a los abusos.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration, Mexico |
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(Español) SB 477, modelo para estados que contratan trabajadores con visas H2 (última)

(Español) “En su mensaje de su veto, él dijo que le mandáramos rápidamente el proyecto de ley pero con ese cambio chiquito… Y lo hicimos, y ayer pasó este proyecto de ley en el Senado y se aprobó por voto unánime.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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The Student Debt Crisis: A Forum. (Repeat).

This is a partial repeat of the community forum recently held in Edinburg, in the Rio Grande Valley. This segment focuses on the staggering costs that hinder Latino access to higher education and on initiatives seeking to make college more affordable to students from working-class families. College administrators, school leaders and community advocates from South […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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(Español) “Interes de California y Mexico por reglar a contratistas de trabajadores huéspedes (primera)

(Español) “Saber que uno tiene derechos como migrante, con o sin documentos, inclusive. Y saber que hay personas en las cuales nos podemos apoyar; sentir que tenemos a alguien que nos está ayudando a salir de algún problema de los que no quisiéramos que pasaran”.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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Foreign Labor Contractors.

The Governor of California and the Mexican Secretary of Labor agreed to create a voluntary pilot program to protect Mexican temporary workers against abuse by unscrupulous recruiters. At the same time, in California, legislators are advancing a bill that would require foreign labor contractors to register with the state and give workers detailed information about […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Elections Watch. 

Republican incumbent David Valadao and Democratic challenger Amanda Rentería have been invited to debate on the economy, education funding, immigration reform and other hot issues in California’s 21st Congressional District, where Latinos make up more than half of the electorate. And, on the eve of the Arizona primary, a news analyst comments on the governor’s […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
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(Español) Somete el DOJ a Bank of America a penalidad multimillonaria por la crisis hipotecaria

(Español) “Cuánto tiempo quiere que me pase mirando estos [préstamos] si el co-jefe de Merrill Lynch de los negocios RMBS los aprobará independientemente de los problemas?. . . Hace que te preguntes para qué hacemos la debida diligencia, aparte de asegurar de que el préstamo se cerró”: funcionario de Merrill Lynch.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature |
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The Student Debt Crisis.

This is a repeat of the second hour of the forum held in Spanish in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley the night before. This segment focuses on college costs and initiatives to make college education more affordable for students of working-class families. Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis. Hour 4 (In Spanish).

In Texas, more Latinos are enrolling into college than ever. Still, too many are dropping out of high school and ending their college education, pushed out by financial pressures and other issues. College administrators, community advocates and students from South Texas convene in a nationally-broadcast town hall meeting to address the aspirations and barriers to […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

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