Occupational Safety And Health Administration

Think Your Summer was Hot? Try Working in the Agricultural Fields of the US.

Much of this country’s food production depends on foreign laborers who come to this country temporarily. The US contracts with other governments to bring workers here to do the “unwanted, unpleasant jobs” that Americans do want to do. These migrants … Continued

Food Justice

Packinghouse Bathroom Breaks: Leaving Human Dignity at the Plant Gate

It happened again several weeks ago.  He asked permission to go to the bathroom.  His supervisor told him to wait till a replacement was found for his position on the line. The supervisor didn’t come back. He could wait no … Continued

Health

Cross-post: America’s Food Sweatshops and the Workers of Color Who Feed Us

Gratefully shared from and originally published by Colorlines. by Yvonne Yen Liu, Thursday, February 17 2011. Juan Baten came to this country from Guatemala seven years ago in search of a better life. A bus in Cabral, Guatemala, hit his … Continued

Health

A Little Knowledge Yields A Lot Of Power

I never expected something so small that it could fit in a back pocket to make such a big difference.  For many in this country, information is readily available via the Internet.  But this is not the always case in … Continued

Immigration

Give Thanks to the People who Process Turkeys

The original article was published in The Progressive on Nov. 22, 2009. We should know where our turkeys come from, and who processes them for us. The turkeys piled into supermarket freezers carry their own stories. Raised primarily in massive … Continued