Economy & Labor

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Guest Workers in the Crosshairs.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4. PROGRAM # 7711 12:00 PM PT Guest Workers in the Crosshairs. In the recent omnibus budget bill, the US Congress included a provision that will expand the H-2B guest visa program while removing funds from the Department of Labor to make it harder for the agency to enforce key protections for those […]

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The Trial of Andrés Cruz. Also, Bill to Stem Dairy Workers Deaths.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3. PROGRAM # 7710 12:00 PM PT The Trial of Andrés Cruz. A well-known leader of the Triqui community, farm worker organizer and immigration reform activist is in jail in California’s Salinas Valley accused of extortion against a fellow countryman on behalf of a Oaxacan armed group. Local activists are speaking up in […]

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Economic Crisis in Puerto Rico

The federal government has not approved a rescue plan. Lawmakers and politicians from the island demand an urgent economic response, not only from Congress, but also through immediate executive actions by President Barack Obama.

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(Español) Jornaleros agrícolas de San Quintín, BC, obtienen registro de sindicato independiente

(Español) De acuerdo con la STPS el registro fue otorgado a los jornaleros de San Quintín, “con el propósito de transitar hacia la representación legítima de estos trabajadores… y forma parte del cumplimiento de los acuerdos alcanzados entre autoridades federales, estatales y los trabajadores agrícolas de esta región”.

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Heartbreaking Separation. Also, Huelga! At Fifty Years.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6. PROGRAM # 7690 12:00 PM PT Heartbreaking Separation. Deported moms who live in the border city of Tijuana announce the publication of several books where they tell their heartbreaking stories of deportation and separation from their children. Their leader also comments on the opening of a shelter for deported women and legislation […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
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The Year in Review.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31. PROGRAM # 7686 12:00 PM PT The Year in Review. Thousands of farm workers staged an unprecedented walk out in San Quintin. Parents of the Ayotzinapa disappeared bring their plight to the US. Juan Felipe Herrera makes history as the first Latino poet laureate in the US. Key players remember the Grape […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Economy & Labor, Education, Immigration, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections, Health |
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My Street Money.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30. PROGRAM # 7685 12:00 PM PT My Street Money. In his latest book on managing personal finances, titled “My Street Money,” financial expert, author and speaker Louis Barajas writes about the basics of self-help to achieve personal financial health. In this time of New Year’s resolutions, Barajas shares tips on how to […]

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San Quintin: New Union.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23. PROGRAM # 7680 12:00 PM PT San Quintin: New Union. Farm workers from San Quintín Valley in Northern Mexico recently organized an independent union to challenge contracts held by official unions to de facto protect employers. This report provides recorded speeches from founding members and allies of the union during this landmark […]

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(Español) Trabajadores estadunidenses, ¡están despedidos todos!

(Español) Hay quienes afirman que lejos de confrontar el asunto del desempleo en los estadunidenses, las autoridades facilitan a los empleadores la obtención de visas H-2. Diversas industrias del país han hecho hasta lo imposible para no contratar a trabajadores estadunidenses a puestos de trabajo disponibles.

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(Español) Intentan diezmar la ley de protección a los trabajadores migrantes

(Español) Por eso es que ahora el debate en el Senado sobre el presupuesto de la nación alberga inminentes peligros contra las protecciones anunciadas en abril para estos trabajadores H-2B. Mikulski y sus seguidores argumentan que la incertidumbre y la burocracia dificultan a los empleadores el uso de dicho programa.

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