Monthly Archives: August 2012

Labor Rights Week: Unfinished Business in the Fields

Today marks the beginning of Labor Rights Week, a time when the United States and many of its allies recognize the rights and needs of the workforce. Many of these countries and their voluntary organizations, including the U.S., will focus … Continue reading

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New Opportunities in Renewable Energy

Texas is currently one of the leaders in the renewable energy field and has positioned itself to remain that way for the next several years to come.  This growing industry is leading to new and high paying jobs for those … Continue reading

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Michigan Farmworkers Deal With Loss of Harvest

An estimated 90,700 migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents live in my home state of Michigan. This includes farmworkers who live in Michigan year-round and those who travel from southern states, such as Texas and Florida, as they migrate … Continue reading

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Two Different Worlds

By Ivon Garcia, Children in the Fields Campaign Intern, AFOP I remember my mother’s hands moving so fast. I was only four and I could vividly see all the cherry trees that rose above me. During the summers when my … Continue reading

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First Defense Against Foodborne Illnesses

This year alone, hundreds of people became ill and have even died from tainted romaine lettuce, cantaloupe, and spinach. E.Coli and Listeria, two of the most common foodborne illnesses have been traced from California to Ohio and come from contaminated … Continue reading

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