The United Farm Workers (UFW) has been instrumental in passing laws, securing protections for farm workers, and advocating for immigration reform, but there is still much work to be done, and fast, due to the severity of the climate crisis. Year after year, increased temperatures and natural disasters have proven fatal for farm workers – even in California, where we have some of the strictest labor laws.
So why are advocates pushing for a national response, especially if California’s laws would remain stronger?
The Director of Strategic Campaigns for United Farm Workers, Elizabeth Strater, joins Angela Chavez, communications director at Courage California, to discuss their campaign urging Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly known as OSHA, to implement National Emergency Heat Regulations.
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