Monthly Archives: December 2011

Confronting Hardship: Farmworker Women in Florida

Last year, for the first time, AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs published The Fields, an in depth annual publication on farmworker health issues. This year’s edition will focus on farmworker women’s health. We chose to write about farmworker women because … Continue reading

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WSJ Neglects to Present the Facts on Child Labor Rules

On December 5, the Wall Street Journal featured the article, “Farmers Contest Child-Labor Rules.” Disappointingly, the author failed to provide readers an accurate and comprehensive representation of the facts surrounding child labor in U.S. agriculture. As a former migrant farmworker … Continue reading

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SAFE AmeriCorps End of Service

Last week, 16 of AFOP’s SAFE AmeriCorps members from around the country came together to celebrate their End of Service Ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The day started with an exciting professional development training conducted by Nelson Diaz, an Employment Market … Continue reading

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Holiday Hope

As I write this, Congress is debating the still-unfinished federal budget for Fiscal Year 2012. While this may not seem strange, it should. The federal fiscal year for 2012 began on October 1, 2011 and will end September 30, 2012. … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done for America’s Farmworkers

By Melanie Forti, Health & Safety Programs Program Coordinator, AFOP AFOP and the Corporation for National and Community Service are happy to announce a wonderful opportunity for 28 individuals to become SAFE (Serving America’s Farmworkers Everywhere) AmeriCorps members for the … Continue reading

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