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Línea Abierta : FARMWORKER PROTECTIONS REINSTATED. U.S. ALSO, HARVEST OF LONELINESS.

  • Title: FARMWORKER PROTECTIONS REINSTATED. U.S. ALSO, HARVEST OF LONELINESS.
  • Guest: Erik Nicholson
  • Additional Guests: Baldemar Velásquez, Dr. Gilberto González
  • Host: Chelis López
  • Date: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
  • Description: FARMWORKER PROTECTIONS REINSTATED. U.S. Secretary of labor Hilda Solis announced new rules for temporary, foreign farm workers, which would reinstate these workers the right to minimum wage and would require stricter government oversight of employers.
  • Genre: News
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Program Number: 6033
  • Producer: Samuel Orozco
  • Progam Number: 6033
  • Publisher: Radio Bilingüe
  • Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
  • Subject: Immigration
  • Year: 2010
  • Program Name: la_100222.mp3
  • Length: 59:04 minutes (54.09 MB)
  • Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

FARMWORKER PROTECTIONS REINSTATED. U.S. Secretary of labor Hilda Solis announced new rules for temporary, foreign farm workers, which would reinstate these workers the right to minimum wage and would require stricter government oversight of employers. These rules had been eliminated in the last days of the Bush administration. Farmworker organizations hail the changes, while growers say they are too costly.

Guests: Erik Nicholson, Pacific Northwest Regional Director, United Farm Workers, Tacoma, WA, www.ufw.org ; Baldemar Velasquez, President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Toledo, OH, www.floc.com

ALSO, HARVEST OF LONELINESS. The Bracero Program brought hundreds of thousands of men from Mexico to work in the fields of the United States between 1942 and 1964. A new documentary, “Harvest of Loneliness,” brings to light the conditions under which these guest workers lived, using testimonials with survivors of that massive contracting program.

Guest: Dr. Gilberto Gonzalez, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies, Producer and co-director of "Harvest of Loneliness,” University of California, Irvine, CA, http://vimeo.com/2904353

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