Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The green Driscoll’s label on the organic berries that I buy each week are a comforting symbol of a family-owned company that got its start in California. Sometimes the berries are marked “Product of USA,” but more often than not, they are labeled as originating in Mexico. That is because Reiter Affiliated Cos., which sells berries through its affiliate BerryMex under the Driscoll’s label, grows much of its produce in Mexico. On its website Reiter claims to be “the largest fresh, multi-berry producer in the world and the leading supplier of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in all of North America.” Now, the farmworkers picking many of those berries are on strike, demanding a change to the brutally impoverished conditions under which they live.

via Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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Migrant advocacy groups fight April 1 temporary foreign worker deportations | rabble.ca

Migrant advocacy groups fight April 1 temporary foreign worker deportations | rabble.ca.

Shrinking pool of low-skilled Canadians leading to foreign-worker growth: report – The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com//news/politics/shrinking-pool-of-low-skilled-canadians-leading-to-foreign-worker-growth-report/article23418844/?cmpid=rss1&click=sf_globe