Farm workers

Farm workers in the Salinas Valley. (CBS)

Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left Unpicked

Its 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.

08/13/2015

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

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands 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.

12/28/2014

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

Sen. Feinstein

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