Monthly Archives: August 2011

Women in the Work Place

Yesterday marked the inauguration of National Labor Rights Week, a celebration which first began three years ago. The theme for this year is “Women in the Work Place.” I, along with our Children in the Fields Campaign Director Norma Flores … Continue reading

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Facing Hurricane Irene, Farmworkers in Limbo

Agriculture is one of the most volatile industries in the United States, with its production reliant on the unpredictable actions of Mother Nature.  In North Carolina, agriculture is the economic backbone of the state, but it faces a high risk … Continue reading

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Training in Action

Yesterday, AFOP’s Washington, D.C. staff had the opportunity to travel to Delaware’s Eastern Shore to see one of our SAFE AmeriCorps trainers in action. The farmworkers got really into it when Dina, our excellent SAFE AmeriCorps member, started enthusiastically handing … Continue reading

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A Special Visit to HELP, NM

By Jessica Werder, Health & Safety Senior Program Manager It is hot in New Mexico. I know from experience: last week, I had the opportunity to observe a Proyecto Sol, heat stress prevention training at the HELP, New Mexico offices … Continue reading

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Danger POISON-Bilingual Labeling on Pesticides

More than one billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the United States, three-quarters of which are used in agriculture. Because these chemicals are used in nearly all fields where crops are harvested, it places farmworkers at the greatest … Continue reading

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