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