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Farmworker Household Assistance Program launched September 1

Farmworker Household Assistance Program launched September 1

County aims to help farmworkers struggling from impacts of COVID-19 Ventura, CA – On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the program design of the Farmworker Household Assistance Program, providing up to $250,000 in county general funds to match private donations made through the Ventura County Community Foundation. The program aims to provide farmworkers financial […]

Port Feeds Essential Workers During Crisis

Port Feeds Essential Workers During Crisis

The Port is working to keep local restaurants afloat and essentials workers fed during the COVID-19 crisis. The efforts began with the Port’s “lunch for longshoremen” program a few weeks ago, a program that provides meal vouchers to various local restaurants which are frequented by longshoremen and waterfront workers. “We wanted to show our support for […]

Agricultural Essential Worker Cards Issued to Farmworkers

Agricultural Essential Worker Cards Issued to Farmworkers

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura, in a collaboration with the County Executive Office, the Farmworker Resource Program and the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, has provided Agricultural Essential Worker Cards to be used during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The cards are printed in English and Spanish, allow for employment information to be added, and identify the […]

House Approves Bill Giving Some Illegal Immigrant Farmworkers Amnesty

House Approves Bill Giving Some Illegal Immigrant Farmworkers Amnesty

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   The House of Representatives approved a measure on Dec. 11 that could give legal status to some illegal immigrants who work on farms. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 260–165. Democrats made up most of the approving votes with 226, while three voted against, one voted present, and three didn’t vote. Thirty-four Republicans voted for the bill and […]

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Ever since the Trump administration restarted the enforcement of U.S. immigration law — enforced sparingly under the Obama administration — California farmers have been complaining about a labor shortage. A state mandated $15 minimum wage and overtime pay for farmworkers isn’t helping California famers, who are already overburdened by so many […]

Union In The News – Weekly Highlights

Union In The News – Weekly Highlights