Just when you thought U.S. immigration policy couldn’t get any crueler or more dysfunctional, along come the conservative Republicans in the congressional “Freedom Caucus” to take things to a new low. The latest potentially disastrous proposal:...
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If there were a contest to identify the most neglected group of workers in modern North Carolina, the folks commonly referred to as ...Read more 0
“A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work”: This old saying used to have real meaning in the American economy. Sadly, in ...Read more 0
With the election past and immigration reform proposals on the horizon, farmers are scrambling to preserve their access to cheap and exploitable foreign ...Read more Comments Off on True immigration reform must include farmworkers
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The state Department of Agriculture's case against Ag-Mart Produce, Inc. for pesticide violations has dragged on for three years now and the state is still struggling to make the fines stick. This protracted legal mess has uncovered glaring deficiencies in North Carolina's pesticide law....
By Carol Brooke, NC Justice Center In what is becoming a dismal refrain, AgMart Produce, Inc. is again “off the hook” for hundreds ...Read more Comments Off on AgMart decision exposes loopholes in NC pesticide laws