(Español) Así, celebramos a los inmigrantes por su perseverancia y por seguir adelante levantando con su trabajo y su esfuerzo no sólo a sus familias, sino a esta nación, que tiene una enorme deuda con ellos.
The Farm Bill was extended for another year thanks to last-minute negotiations to avoid a government shutdown. The extension paves the way for food stamps to reach 40 million people and was a relief for food producers.
The farm bill is expected to remain frozen in the coming months due to political infighting in a polarized and gridlocked Congress. In the meantime, Latino legislators have succeeded in pushing a series of bipartisan measures to address farm, climate and food issues.
First Unemployment Fund for Undocumented Workers. Undocumented Coloradans Eager to Enroll in Health Plan. Lung Health for All. And Lung Cancer Screenings, a Lifesaver.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 PROGRAM # 10183 12:00 PM PT First Unemployment Fund for Undocumented Workers. The state of Colorado is launching the Benefit Recovery Fund, a pot of money that will provide aid to laid-off undocumented workers in a way similar to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Colorado is the first state in the nation to […]
Latino farmers meeting in New Mexico announced a plan to plant millions of acres of hemp in the United States and accelerate massive production of biofuel. They gathered at a conference to discuss the climate crisis and food systems in the Native American village of Isleta, near Albuquerque, New Mexico.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 PROGRAM # 10161 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The US labor department is investigating a farm company in Colorado that has been penalized in the past for, among many violations, not paying foreign workers their due wages. This case is raising new questions about the workplace policies to protect H-2A workers. In […]
Extra Edition: Largest Strike in the Healthcare Sector. How to Avoid Medi-Cal Disenrollment. Flood Victims Set to Sue Over Damage.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 PROGRAM # 10156 11:00 AM PT Extra Edition: Largest Strike in the Healthcare Sector. Tens of thousands of health workers went on strike last week in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington and threaten more strikes if their demands over staffing and job outsourcing are not met. The strike against Kaiser Permanente, the […]
The deal is a significant union victory during what has been dubbed a “hot labor summer,” with picket lines formed by Hollywood writers and actors, hotel workers, and Los Angeles city employees. Thousands of nurses could be next. Labor also won a $20 minimum wage for California fast-food workers, a significant boost from the current statewide $15.50 minimum wage.
“Many heat-related issues are not the result of agricultural work or employer mismanagement, but instead result from the modern employee lifestyle,” the National Cotton Council wrote in its response to proposed regulations. For example, air conditioning makes it more difficult for people to adapt to a hot environment after being in a cold dwelling or vehicle, it said, noting “younger workers, who are more used to a more sedentary lifestyle, cannot last a day working outside.”