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Poem by Matthew Garcia

Poem by Matthew Garcia Ignorance is Bliss Is a myth. See when I walk into the store and I buy groceries or go through a drive thru I don't see the fac... Read More »

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Slave of Hopes / Tomatoes

Slave of Hopes America sets me free, I bend and left my dreams, Each morning before the sun rises. The room full of empty dreams, The elders’ skin w... Read More »

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FWA 2009 in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida

Young people from Orlando and Winter Park, Florida planned and participated in several events for Farm Worker Awareness Week 2009. Here is a short rep... Read More »

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2009 FWA in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville celebrated Farm Worker Awareness Week with various events that were put together by YAYA's local support group. This group is a coalition ... Read More »

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2009 YAYA Alternative Spring Break

From March 7 to the 14, 2009, thirteen University of Florida (UF) students participated in YAYA's 2009 North Carolina Alternative Spring Break. This w... Read More »

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Potentially harmful appointee steps down after successful email campaign

In February of this year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Sharon Runner to head the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) in California. ... Read More »

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Rule Changes Target Vulnerable Workers

The torrent of new rules being issued by the Bush administration as it heads out the door is turning into a regulatory fiasco. The changes have lowere... Read More »

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Cal-OSHA to Review Handling of Heat Cases

Heatstroke caused seven confirmed deaths and more than 60 worker injuries this year, despite tougher regulations enacted in 2006 with Gov. Arnold Schw... Read More »

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In the Trenches and Fighting Slavery

A delegation from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers recently took time during its "Northeast Tour for Fair Food" to visit The Nation offices in New Y... Read More »

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State and Local Government Honor Farm Worker Awareness Week

Governor Ted Kulongoski's Proclamation designating March 29 to April 4 "Farm Worker Awareness Week" and recognizing both the contribution of farm work... Read More »

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