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Protecting the Hard Working Hands

Farmworkers  are some of the most forgotten and unacknowledged workers in the United States. The general public has little knowledge of the many challenges agriculture workers face on a daily basis: extremely limited access to health care; poverty incomes; exposure … Continue reading

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2012: A Year of Victories and Challenges

I joined the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs this past September, taking over for retiring executive director David Strauss, who had served as the organization’s leader for the last 11 years.  I was faced with the challenge of learning about … 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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