Farmworkers

Close up shot of Brown woman with hair wrapped in a scarf outside in a field. A farmworker is bent over behind her.

Meet Maria Moreno: The First Farm Worker Woman in America To Be Hired As A Union Organizer

A new documentary tells the story of the migrant mother of 12 children who was the first female farm worker in America elected to represent her peers.

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

Pruitt Shoots Down Pesticide Ban in First Major Move as EPA Head

There could be serious health consequences for farmworkers, children and surrounding communities in danger of drinking water sources polluted with chlorpyrifos.

A farm worker labors in a field southeast of Bakersfield, California, one of the nation's most important agricultural and oil producing areas. Mass food production has brought heavy use of pesticides that have sickened area workers and residents.

Latinx Farmworkers and Health Groups File Petition for EPA to Ban Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is typically not allowed for home use—so why is it OK on farms?

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers 'Wetbacks'

Just like everyone else, Chavez had his contradictions.