Economy & Labor

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Women’s Victory in the Apple Orchards. Also, Remembering Berta Cáceres.

MONDAY, MARCH 7. PROGRAM # 7733 12:00 PM PT Women’s Victory in the Apple Orchards. One of the largest apple growers in the US has agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to women farmworkers who claimed they were sexually harassed in company ranches over several years. The company has also agreed to ensure […]

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(Español) Jornaleros de Immokalee echan a andar boicot contra Wendy’s en Nueva York

(Español) Después de Columbus Circle marcharon a la lujosa Park Avenue, para movilizar la protesta ante las oficinas del presidente de la junta directiva de Wendy’s, Nelson Peltz, quien es también ejecutivo en jefe de Train Partners, un fondo de capital especulativo que mantiene las mayores acciones de Wendy’s.

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Scalia’s Death and Vacancy.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. PROGRAM # 7719 12:00 PM PT Scalia’s Death and Vacancy. Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly over the weekend. It’s now up to the White House and the Senate to fill his seat. But the Senate leader has called Republicans to block any nomination. How intransigent will the confirmation battle […]

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(Español) Trabajadores migrantes H2B y lobby empresarial (última)

(Español) “Es importante que los trabajadores sepan de sus derechos, lo que políticamente está pasando en el Congreso, y todo lo que están ganando los patrones pagando menores salarios. ¡No es justo!”

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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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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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