The 2013 strike over wages by farm workers in South Africa’s Western Cape.
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Inequality in organisations is difficult to shift because they are entrenched by the status quo.
Chlorpyrifos is widely used on crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, corn and soybeans.
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What kind of evidence does it require to get a widely used chemical banned? A professor of medicine and former state regulator explains how the case for chlorpyrifos as a threat to public health developed.
Planting paddy saplings in Patiala, India. Three-quarters of Indian farmers are women, but most don’t own their land.
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Most Indian farmers are women. But few own their land, and gender inequality limits their access to markets. These issues won’t be fixed by recent agricultural reforms; in fact, they may get worse.
A woman takes part in a protest in Montreal, Jan. 30, 2021, to demand status for all workers and to demand dignity for all non status migrants as full human beings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.
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How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 4 transcript
As the climate changes and heatwaves become more frequent and severe, it’s vital we do more to understand who is most vulnerable and how we can reduce their risk.
A seasonal migrant worker is seen in the Niagara area earlier this spring.
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Migrant workers are not inherently more vulnerable to COVID-19, nor more likely to be carrying it than Canadians. Yet our treatment of them this year stigmatizes them and puts them at risk.
Applying insecticide to a cotton field in Colfax, La.
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One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
A farmworker picks lemons at an orchard in Mesa, California.
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The US food supply depends on several million agricultural laborers, who are mostly undocumented, tend to work in close quarters and lack medical insurance.
Salvadoran immigrants were pivotal in the Justice for Janitors campaign in Los Angeles in 1990. It earned wage increases for custodial staff nationwide and inspired today’s $15 minimum wage campaign.
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Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Migrants from Honduras, part of the Central American caravan, trying to reach the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2018.
Immigration experts explain who’s really trying to cross the US-Mexico border, what they want — and why immigration, even undocumented immigration, actually benefits the country.
Comic Contracts can help bridge language and literacy barriers.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
Suzanne Mayes reacts to Melania Trump’s jacket as she collects toys for detained families.
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A researcher takes a closer look at the millions of unauthorized workers who play an essential role in the U.S. economy – and why they matter.
In this file photo from 2010, members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers take part in a march through the streets of Tampa, Fla., to try to persuade the supermarket chain Publix to take a stand against abusive work conditions in the fields.
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Female migrant farm workers across North America are vulnerable to sexual abuse and assault because the systems set up to temporarily employ them offer no protections or access to citizenship.