Stories tagged: farmworkers
Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:53 a.m.
Yakima farmworker complex biggest in Washington
Yakima’s North First Street will become home to the state’s largest single farmworker rental complex when Valicoff Fruit begins housing guest workers in a former 800-bed hotel next month.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Farmworkers entitled to minimum wage for some tasks, high court says
Washington Supreme Court says farmworkers have the right to minimum wage for tasks not related to picking.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
California farmworker unions win battle to ensure contracts
The California Supreme Court handed a victory to organized farm labor Monday in a lawsuit that pitted the union launched by iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez against one of the …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Strikes, work stoppages in Washington fields indicative of changing agriculture labor environment
Their six-day strike was one of several across Washington state during a turbulent year for labor relations in one of the country’s largest agricultural states. Those strikes highlight some of …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Ben & Jerry’s agrees to improve conditions for farmworkers
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s promised Tuesday to improve the pay and working conditions of laborers hired by the farms that provide milk for the Vermont-based company’s quirky flavors.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Ferguson files lawsuit over sexual harassment of farmworkers
The state of Washington is accusing a Quincy agricultural company and one of its managers of sexually harassing female workers and retaliating against workers who complained.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
California expands overtime to farmworkers in historic move
Farmworkers in the nation’s largest agricultural state will be entitled to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers under a law that California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Labor officials give back pay to Washington blueberry workers
Some farmworkers are getting back wages and damages, following the settlement of a labor dispute with some Washington blueberry growers.
Sat., July 27, 2013
Here’s a group Americans don’t hear about much about during immigration reform debates, according to physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes: immigrants – especially the migrant workers who toil in U.S. …
Sun., July 25, 2010
Clinics, volunteers bring medical care to migrant farmworkers
In the 24 years since President Ronald Reagan signed immigration reform granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants, a generation of farmworkers has helped make Washington tree fruit a $2.5 billion industry. …