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Moo Rules

Dairy industry and environmental groups clash on groundwater protections

Local News About 60 percent of New Mexico’s dairies are polluting groundwater, according to the state Environment Department’s Groundwater Quality Bureau.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Joseph Sorrentino

Pickers Grinnin’

News Briefs New Mexico’s farmworkers, who are among the lowest paid workers in the US, will earn a few more dollars a week thanks to a couple of attorneys who prodded the Department of Workforce Solutions into action.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Joseph Sorrentino

State Affirms Minimum Wage Applies to Farmworkers

Department of Workforce Solutions tells contratistas they'll soon be subject to random compliance audits

Local News New Mexico’s farmworkers will earn a few more dollars a week thanks to a couple of attorneys who prodded the Department of Workforce Solutions into action.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 Joseph Sorrentino

Colonias on the Range

Real estate contracts leave buyers in the lurch

Local News A piece of land. A home to call their own. That was what they wanted. What they got was an American nightmare. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Joseph Sorrentino

Hard Harvest

Picking New Mexico's green chile is no picnic

Features The first workers start getting up a little past midnight to prepare for another day in “el field.” About 100 men sleep on the floor of the rooms and hallways in the Sin Fronteras Organizing Project shelter...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Joseph Sorrentino

Mexico, USA

On Pajarito Mesa, there’s no running water, no electricity and only two roads. But there’s plenty of patriotism.

Features There are no rich people in Pajarito,” Juan Gomez Guerrero says. Guerrero, a small, wiry man in his late 50s, is helping a neighbor bang a pile of wooden pallets into a crude fence.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Joseph Sorrentino

All Work, No Pay

Farmworkers have dangerous jobs—so why aren’t they covered by workers’ comp?

Local News Joe Griego figures the bull was done with him in about 10 seconds. It was the longest 10 seconds of his life.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Joseph Sorrentino
 
 
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