Farm Workers

Male farmers in a fruit field in Central Valley, California

READ: California Water Crisis Hits Latinx Farmworkers

A New York Times article examines how the success of the state’s agricultural industry is polluting the water of the people who work in it.

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli. 

Dolores Huerta Talks About Becoming an Organizer

At 84 years old, she’s spent the better part of 50 years working and supporting community organizers.

Watch the Trailer for 'Cesar Chavez: An American Hero'

The upcoming film about the influential civil rights leader is set for release in April 2014.

New York Times Recycles Same 'Racist Undertones' It Covers

The paper of record’s A1 story could have been about how public policy pushes workers of color to the margins. Instead, it’s about an imagined battle between blacks and Latinos.

Latino Farmers Breaking Barriers in Midwest

PRI’s “The World” reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports on a new U.S. government project is supporting immigrant farmers.

Chipotle Agrees to Respect Farmworkers

Chipotle agrees to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ terms for respect in Florida’s tomato fields.

Calif. Gov. Vetoes Legislation That Would Protect Farm Workers from Heat-Related Deaths

Since California issued regulations in 2005 to keep farm workers from dying of extreme heat, preventable farm worker deaths have continued.