Monthly Archives: September 2011

Forty Years of Hope

Just over a week ago, we celebrated the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs’ 40th Anniversary. We did so in the middle of our annual national conference in Arlington, Virginia. Both events were attended by over 360 people, all committed to … Continue reading

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Remember Farmworkers When Considering Organic Versus Non-Organic

Co-Authored by Valentina Stackl, Health & Safety Program Associate, AFOP It is often forgotten that every piece of fruit and vegetable found at the supermarket was painstakingly picked by a man, woman, or child. Last week, these individuals – our … Continue reading

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An Important Step Forward in Child Labor Laws

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released their proposal for long-awaited revisions to child labor regulations. At AFOP, we are glad to see the DOL take an important step towards strengthening the safety requirements for young workers employed … Continue reading

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