Economy & Labor

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Food Chains.

A documentary about a group of tomato pickers in Southern Florida who battle the powerful supermarket industry is being released in theaters around the nation this week. The film, whose leading team includes actress Eva Longoria, exposes the human cost of our food supply and the complicity of global fast food and supermarket chains in […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Net Neutrality Showdown.

President Obama gave full support of net neutrality rules and called on federal regulators to reclassify Internet service providers as a utility or common carrier. While polls show broad support for free and open Internet, Republicans in Congress may try to block those rules. Civil rights and consumer advocates comment on the issue. Guests: (Pre-taped […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política |

(Español) Información, capacitación y falta de temor a denunciar, para ser compensado por accidentes de trabajo (última)

(Español) Aun estando en México pueden hacerlo por fax, que no les de miedo pedir compensación por lesiones en el trabajo. Sí, las leyes cambian por estado, pero deben darles tratamiento médico, que la persona lesionada reciba recompensa por daños permanentes”.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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Dying to Work.

Latinos are more likely than other workers in the US to die on the job. Most die from work-related injuries in high-risk industries, such as construction and agriculture. Why is this happening? What are the most common causes of death on the job for Latinos? Is immigration status an issue? What’s being done to prevent […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Health |

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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