Economy & Labor

Diana Tellefson Torres, Directora Ejecutiva de la Fundación UFW, en el Capitolio del estado de AZ durante la oposición a SB 1070. Foto: UFW Foundation.

(Español) Ley de Equidad para Trabajadores Agrícolas finaliza exclusión de pago de horas extra

(Español) Hay que elevar a nivel federal esta ley de Equidad para los Trabajadores Agrícolas introducida la semana pasada por los legisladores Grijalba y Harris, dice la Directora Ejecutiva de la UFW.

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Fairness in the Fields. Also, The Call for a Green New Deal.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 PROGRAM # 8542 12:00 PM PT Fairness in the Fields. Democratic US legislators introduced the Fairness for Farm Workers Act to end the exclusion of farm workers from federal labor protections such as overtime pay and minimum wage. At the same time, advocates in New York push for a state law granting […]

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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 PROGRAM # 8541 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The lawyer of 25 undocumented former Trump employees charge the president with criminal conspiracy to violate immigration and trafficking laws and a US legislator urges the FBI to investigate the case and protect the witnesses. Also, as hundreds of Central American migrants arrive to […]

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Self-Driving Cars: Caution. Also, Basic Income for All.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 PROGRAM # 8538 12:00 PM PT Self-Driving Cars: Caution. The arrival of self-driving robot cars and trucks is being praised as a tremendous technological advancement that is radically changing transportation. However, a civil rights group warns that without rules for the industry, this technological revolution will bring hell to people of color […]

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German Gallardo, profesor de historia. Contento levanta el puño de la “Victoria” después de votar por el acuerdo laboral con su escuela Charter.

California’s First Charter School Strike Ends

This week saw the end of the first charter school strike in California. A group of 80 teachers from the charter school network known as Accelerated Schools, organized under United Teachers Los Angeles, demanded job stability and an end to dismissal without the right to arbitration. The agreements reached include better health insurance and a severance package for teachers.

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(Español) Cuando el futuro nos alcanza: la agricultura, orillada al dilema de la robótica o las H-2A

(Español) Los trabajadores agrícolas, las personas que hacen el trabajo de cultivo agotador que al parecer nadie más quiere hacer, están aplastados entre las fuerzas del mercado y la acalorada retórica de la Casa Blanca sobre inmigración, sin una solución fácil a la vista.

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Maestros de la preparatoria Roosevelt escuchan a sus lideres sindicales antes de la votacion.

Teachers in Los Angeles Return to Classes after Historic Agreement

After six days on strike, tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles have returned to the classroom. The settlement between the teachers’ union and school authorities includes higher salaries, smaller class sizes, and more support staff.

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(Español) A más de un mes del cierre parcial de gobierno, hay movimiento y esperanzas, pero no una solución

(Español) Se nota en el Capitolio un optimismo silencioso, aunque también el reconocimiento de que todavía hay un largo camino por recorrer. Hasta esta mañana en Washington los senadores de ambos partidos continuaban hablando todavía.

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Maestro Eduardo Anguiano, muestra gráficamente su indignación contra dos altos directivos escolares.

Teacher’s Strike in Los Angeles

More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike this week. Teachers in the school district, the second largest in the nation, are demanding a salary increase and more resources for teaching.

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Los Angeles Teachers Strike: Third Day. Also, Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets. Also, Financial Literacy and the Poor.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 PROGRAM # 8522 12:00 PM PT Los Angeles Teachers Strike: Third Day. With negotiations stalled, more than 30 thousand teachers in Los Angeles continue their strike, considered as the largest of its kind in the nation’s history. Tens of thousands demonstrate dressed in red in the city’s downtown. A top union official […]

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