UFW http://kvpr.org en Immigrant Rights Groups Criticize Kern County Sheriff Over TRUST Act http://kvpr.org/post/immigrant-rights-groups-criticize-kern-county-sheriff-over-trust-act <p>A trio of farm worker rights organizations protested outside the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Bakersfield Tuesday saying that Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood should follow the law by enforcing the TRUST Act that went into effect January 1.</p><p>Marichel Mejia with the United Farm Workers Foundation and the Kern Coalition for Citizenship was at the protest.</p><p><em>MEJIA: “We wanted to inform the immigrant community here in Kern County about their rights and to be on alert for any TRUST Act violations so the Sheriff is held accountable to his word.”</em></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:33:31 +0000 Ezra David Romero 31012 at http://kvpr.org Immigrant Rights Groups Criticize Kern County Sheriff Over TRUST Act At Fresno State, Dolores Huerta Urges Young Latinos To 'Get Covered' http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-dolores-huerta-urges-young-latinos-get-covered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With just 10 days left before the Covered California enrollment deadline, farm labor activist Dolores </span>Huerta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took her message to students at Fresno State today. As </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports, it's part of a last minute push to boost enrollment figures among Latinos and young people.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:35:04 +0000 Joe Moore 30048 at http://kvpr.org At Fresno State, Dolores Huerta Urges Young Latinos To 'Get Covered' Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen http://kvpr.org/post/director-diego-luna-brings-story-cesar-chavez-silver-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this month, the story of the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez hits the silver screen with a </span>biopic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by acclaimed director Diego Luna. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been made about the life of the founder of the United Farm Workers Union. It features a cast of Hollywood stars including America </span>Ferrera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Rosario Dawson and John </span>Malkovich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with Michael Pena cast as the late civil rights hero. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Joe Moore 29873 at http://kvpr.org Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform http://kvpr.org/post/launching-11-day-action-advocates-urge-mccarthy-pass-immigration-reform <p>More than a dozen immigrants and advocates gathered outside of Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office in Bakersfield this morning and called on him to support comprehensive immigration reform. The event marked the start of an 11-day push for immigration reform, in honor of the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the country.</p><p>“We want our congressional representative to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with a path to citizenship, now!” said Camila Chavez, executive director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:36:03 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 25368 at http://kvpr.org Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-immigration-protestors-occupy-mccarthys-office-meet-congressman <p>A group of immigration rights activists staged a protest Wednesday at the Bakersfield office of House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, eventually meeting with the Congressman after being locked inside his office for much of the night.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:08:55 +0000 Joe Moore 24167 at http://kvpr.org In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman ALRB Dismisses Gerawan Employee Petition To Decertify UFW http://kvpr.org/post/alrb-dismisses-gerawan-employee-petition-decertify-ufw <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representatives of the United Farm Workers are praising a decision by a state official to deny a petition from employees of Fresno-based </span>Gerawan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Farming&nbsp; to de-certify the union. But the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;decision by the regional director of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board is a blow to a faction of anti-union </span>Gerawan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> employees.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:57:56 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22182 at http://kvpr.org ALRB Dismisses Gerawan Employee Petition To Decertify UFW Controversial Farmworker Bill Passes Assembly http://kvpr.org/post/controversial-farmworker-bill-passes-assembly <p>The California Assembly has approved a bill that would make it easier for farm workers to obtain union contracts with their employers.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the measure passed Monday with the bare minimum votes needed – despite strong opposition from growers.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:53:42 +0000 Joe Moore 20309 at http://kvpr.org Controversial Farmworker Bill Passes Assembly President Obama to Visit Kern County, Declare César Chávez Site a National Monument http://kvpr.org/post/president-obama-visit-kern-county-declare-c-sar-ch-vez-site-national-monument <p>President Obama announced today that he will visit Kern County next Monday to declare the headquarters of the late United Farm Workers union co-founder César Chávez a national monument. The Chávez compound in the small community of Keene, located in the Tehachapi hills east of Bakersfield served as the home for both the UFW and&nbsp;Chávez&nbsp;for several decades.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:17:24 +0000 Joe Moore 4832 at http://kvpr.org President Obama to Visit Kern County, Declare César Chávez Site a National Monument Obama Praises UFW on 50th Anniversary http://kvpr.org/post/obama-praises-ufw-50th-anniversary <p>The United Farm Workers of America celebrated its 50th anniversary in Bakersfield this weekend. The two-day convention attracted hundreds of workers from the around the valley, and even the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis. Solis made the trip from Washington D.C. to speak with the supporters and honor one of the co-founders of the union, Dolores Huerta, with a special coin commemorating her activism for the community.</p><p>The conference ended with a video speech from President Obama, who praised the union for their hard work for fair pay for farm workers.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 01:39:58 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 1800 at http://kvpr.org