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The Fields Claim First Life in 2012

“Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, 3.3 million people suffer a workplace injury from which they may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our … Continue reading

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Who Deserves Access to Health Care?

In honor of Rural Health Day we want to recognize that millions of farmworkers live every day without health insurance and/or access to even the most basic health care. Imagine traveling hundreds of miles from your home every season. With … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos

November 2 marks the Mexican holiday known as Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” when families traditionally gather to honor those who have gone before. On November 1, members of the North Carolina Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) … Continue reading

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The Health of America’s Farmworkers

One area AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs would like to bring attention to during National Farmworker Awareness Week is the issue of serious health problems faced by farmworkers in the United States. Farmworkers have a unique set of health concerns, … Continue reading

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National Farmworker Awareness Week

This coming week is National Farmworker Awareness Week, as well as the celebration of the birthday and legacy of César Chávez.  From March 27 through April 2, students, community members, congregations, and organizations across the country will work to raise … Continue reading

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How Can We Prevent Future Tragedies?

Maria Isavel Vasquez Jimenez was only 17 when she died while working in the scorching heat for over nine hours, in a California vineyard. The only source of water was a 10 minute walk away and the temperatures had reached … Continue reading

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Another Farmworker Fatality

Farm work is consistently ranked as one of the three most dangerous occupations in the United States, generally falling just behind construction and mining according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.  Sadly, today that fact was illustrated once again in … Continue reading

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