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Línea Abierta : PROTECTION FROM THE HEAT. ALSO, VICTORY FOR WORKER SAFETY. ALSO, VICTORY FOR TURKEY WORKERS.
- Título: PROTECTION FROM THE HEAT. ALSO, VICTORY FOR WORKER SAFETY. ALSO, VICTORY FOR TURKEY WORKERS.
- Invitado: Marcela Gutiérrez.
- Invitados Adicionales: Michael Marsh, Robert Willis.
- Conductor: Chelis López
- Fecha: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
- Descripción: PROTECTION FROM THE HEAT. Despite laws passed in California to protect farm workers from heat stroke, workers continue to fall victim to the sun, in part because of a lack of enforcement.
- Género: News
- Ubicación: Oakland, CA.
- Program Number: 6659
- Productor: Samuel Orozco
- Número del Programa: 6659
- Editor: Radio Bilingüe
- Derechos: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
- Asunto: Politics, Economic Development
- Año: 2012
- Nombre del Programa: la_120412.mp3
- Duración: 59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
- Formato: Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
PROTECTION FROM THE HEAT. Despite laws passed in California to protect farm workers from heat stroke, workers continue to fall victim to the sun, in part because of a lack of enforcement. Farm workers in California are lobbying for a bill that would allow workers themselves to enforce shade and water regulations by taking their employers to court. If passed, the law would hold growers responsible for worker safety, as well as their labor contractors.
Guest: Armando Elenes, Regional Director, United Farm Workers, Stockton, CA, www.ufw.org
ALSO, VICTORY FOR WORKER SAFETY. Labor rights groups lobbied in the California state capital of Sacramento to maintain a state law that requires employers to pay for safety equipment such as goggles, boots, respirators and specialty clothing. State authorities were recommending to allow some exceptions to the law.
Guest: Michael Marsh, Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, Salinas, CA, www.crla.org
ALSO, VICTORY FOR TURKEY WORKERS. More than 9,000 workers in North Carolina won a class action lawsuit against Butterball Turkey, the biggest turkey processing company in the country. The company did not give workers the time needed to put on protective clothing needed to avoid accidents. Depending on the time they worked at the company, workers may receive up to $10,000 each.
Guest: Robert Willis, Attorney, Raleigh, NC, http://rjwillisatlaw.com/prosite/