Farm Workers Strike In Central Valley After Dozens Stricken By COVID-19A group of about 50 farm workers went on strike Thursday at a California pistachio farm demanding free face coverings, gloves and information from the farm’s owner after they said they learned from the media that dozens of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus, a union official said.
Feinstein, Harris Seek 'Blue Card' For Undocumented FarmworkersUndocumented farmworkers could be allowed to live in California legally, under a new "Blue Card" program proposed by the state's two U.S. Senators.
NorCal Serial Killer Juan Corona Denied Parole AgainCalifornia officials say the man once known as the nation's worst serial killer has been denied parole again for more than two dozen murders 45 years ago.
California Expands Overtime To Farmworkers With New LawFarmworkers in the nation's largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a new law.
California Farmworkers Spend Cesar Chavez Day In Blazing SunWhile municipal workers had Cesar Chavez Day off, farmworkers with long-handled hoes tackled a 40-acre garlic field near San Martin, under a blazing sun.
3 Farm Workers Killed, 5 Injured In Central Valley Van CrashAuthorities say three farm workers were killed and five others hospitalized after a van overturned on a Central California highway.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
Napa Vineyard Workers Fired For Demanding Seperate Women's Bathroom Settle Lawsuit For $65KEight farmworkers and a Napa Valley vineyard owner, management company and labor contractor have settled a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving the lack of a separate bathroom for female workers at the Napa vineyard.
California Unveils Nation's Strictest Rules On Noxious Pesticide UseCalifornia farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.
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.
Weekend Magazine With Liz Saint John November 23, 2014