Tag Archives: Desarrollo Económico

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Berries Turn Sour.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26. PROGRAM # 7595 12:00 PM PT Berries Turn Sour. Organized berry workers in Washington state are joining forces with farm laborers in Mexico’s San Quintín Valley in their common demand for higher wages, union contracts and negotiation meetings. Today, those independent unions are organizing boycott committees against Driscoll’s, the transnational corporation that […]

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Cracking Down on Wage Theft.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20. PROGRAM # 7591 12:00 PM PT Cracking Down on Wage Theft. Stating that wage theft is an epidemic that pervades the economy, and Los Angeles is the wage theft capital of the country, state and local officials convene a town hall meeting in Los Angeles to drum up support for a pending […]

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Boycotting Berries.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10. PROGRAM # 7583 12:00 PM PT Boycotting Berries. Representatives for organized berry laborers from the San Quintin Valley tour the U.S. holding the berry giant Driscoll’s co-responsible for unfair labor conditions in this agro-export enclave in Northern Mexico. They visited the United Nations in New York and today they stop in San […]

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Ahold USA to Buy Fair-Food Tomatoes. Conflict in Blueberry Fields.

THURSDAY, JULY 30. PROGRAM # 7576 12:00 PM PT Ahold USA to Buy Fair-Food Tomatoes. In a landmark victory for Florida’s organized farmworkers, Ahold USA, the parent company to Stop and Shop and other supermarket chains, has signed on to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food program. This is the first major U.S. grocer […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Línea Abierta, Política |
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The Bilingual Advantage.

TUESDAY, JULY 28. PROGRAM # 7574 12:00 PM PT The Bilingual Advantage. Is being bilingual good for your job prospects? Contrary to what English Only proponents would say, leading scholars conclude that bilingual speakers enjoy a number of economic benefits in today’s globalized U.S. labor market. An education expert discusses the economics of bilingualism for […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Guestworkers: Stuck at the Bottom.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25. PROGRAM # 7551 12:00 PM PT Guestworkers: Stuck at the Bottom. A reputed think tank found that across the U.S., the wages and working conditions of guest workers are as low as those of undocumented workers. Having legal temporary status does not help them improve their workplace conditions and standard of living. […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Supreme Court and Health Care Subsidies.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. PROGRAM # 7550 12:00 PM PT Supreme Court and Health Care Subsidies. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce this week a decision on the case King v. Burwell, challenging the legality of health care subsidies. What’s at stake for the Affordable Care Act and consumers? Who would be affected if […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect.

MONDAY, JUNE 15. PROGRAM # 7543 12:00 PM PT Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect. Net neutrality rules have taken effect after a federal judge denied the telecom industry request to stay the rules until the courts resolve the legal challenges. Meantime, Republican members of Congress introduced a bill seeking to block money for FCC enforcement […]

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New Rules for Guest Worker Program.

THURSDAY, MAY 21. PROGRAM # 7526 12:00 PM PT New Rules for Guest Worker Program. The U.S. government published new rules for the H-2B program that offers transnational workers a number of protections for the first time. Up to 66,000 people with H-2B visas travel to the United States each year to perform non-agricultural, low-wage […]

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Latinos and the Digital Divide.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13. PROGRAM # 7520 12:00 PM PT Latinos and the Digital Divide. For many Latinos, Smartphones are the only way to go online to meet their basic information needs. Latinos are more likely to depend on their Smartphones to find health services, educational content and other essential needs. What does it mean for […]

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