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A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop Shortage

Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.

10/30/2013

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Feinstein Wants To Stop Immigration Audits On California Farms

Citing 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.

09/06/2013

President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Dedicates Cesar Chavez Home As National Monument

President 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.

10/08/2012

Worker drinks a bottle of water while working outdoors

Contra Costa Co. Employers Reminded Of Hot Weather Regulations

The 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/04/2011

Farm Worker Unionization Would be Easier Under New CA Bill

California lawmakers have given Governor Schwarzenegger a bill that would make it easier for farm workers to form unions.

08/25/2010

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