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Falling like dominos

On 16 November, a domino fell in Florida – and what a sound it made. After 15 years of negotiations, the Florida Tomato Growers’ Exchange (FTGE) signed a fair food agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), guaranteeing a … Continue reading

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“No Easy Answers”: Interview with a Whistleblower

Q:  How did you become involved in labor issues?  How long have you worked at the Department of Labor, and where? I became interested in labor issues when I took my first labor law class, which unfortunately wasn’t until my … Continue reading

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Labor in the 2012 Farm Bill?

Every four or five years, Congress passes a new Farm Bill whose sweeping authority touches everything from wetland conservation to the price of tea in China. With a budget of $284 billion, the Farm Bill funds food stamps and crop … Continue reading

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