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Blackberries, bittersweet

Blackberries, bittersweet

By: Katie Kayser This post originally appeared on https://saf-unite.tumblr.com/. Katie is placed at Vecinos through SAF. From the backseat of the mobile clinic van, I peered outside the window. I thought that the farmworkers would be asleep, as it was 11:30pm on a...

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Winter 2019 Newsletter

By Annie Vasquez, 2019 North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Fellow at Vecinos   Vecinos Farmworker Health Program – a special place with employees who all have a passion for improving the lives of those they serve.  What a joy it has been to have worked by...

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Fairness for Farmworkers Act of 2019

Fairness for Farmworkers Act of 2019

North Carolina maintains an average estimate farmworker population of between 100,000 to 300,000, and is the 5th in the nation with the leading amount of farmworkers, both migrant and seasonal... Many farmworkers currently work for a salary at or below the federal poverty line without receiving overtime pay for working over 40 hours per week.
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