UC Analysis Finds California's $15 Minimum Wage May Help The Poorest CountiesCalifornia's minimum wage is set to reach $15 by 2023 and a new analysis suggests it could help millions of people, including in one of the state's poorest counties.
Fear At The Tap: Uranium Contaminates Water In The Central Valley, West In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water.
Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left UnpickedIts harvest time in the Salinas Valley, and produce from the “Salad Bowl of the World” is ready for the dinner table. But in this the land of plenty, there is a big shortage of farm workers.
California Growers Fear Pres. Obama's Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor ShortageThousands of the state's farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.
California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop ShortageFarmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
Feinstein Wants To Stop Immigration Audits On California FarmsCiting a labor shortage on California farms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the Department of Homeland Security to focus immigration enforcement efforts on violent criminals instead.
Obama Dedicates Cesar Chavez Home As National MonumentPresident Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers.
Contra Costa Co. Employers Reminded Of Hot Weather RegulationsThe Bay Area's mini heat wave this week is serving as a good reminder for companies that use outdoor workers that state regulations require more than just passing out bottled water.
Farm Worker Unionization Would be Easier Under New CA Bill