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Business, Labor Groups Find Little Accord on Immigration

Posted on 2/22/2013 by Lauren Mangnall in Immigration labor

Leading business and union groups announced agreement Thursday on principles to guide talks on immigration legislation, but they failed to resolve some of their most contentious disputes.

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Big business, labor find common ground on immigration

Posted on 2/22/2013 by Lauren Mangnall in Immigration labor

Breakthrough agreement would create a new federal bureau to track visas granted to foreign, and often low-skilled, workers.

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Immigration Poison Pill: Big Labor's 'commission' to kill a guest-worker program.

Posted on 2/22/2013 by Lauren Mangnall in Immigration labor

The AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce on Thursday released a set of immigration reform principles, and the press is calling it a breakthrough. But don't be fooled. The real story is that the backroom talks failed, and Big Labor is still holding out for a political commission to run any new guest-worker program.

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Tight Market for Farmhands

Posted on 2/20/2013 by Lauren Mangnall in Immigration labor

Growers Press for Immigration Bill to Ensure a Steady Flow of Migrant Workers

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California Farm Labor Shortage 'Worst It's Been, Ever'

Posted on 8/22/2012 by in labor

There's a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation's largest farm state. It's $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor. "This year is the worst it's been, ever," said Craig Underwood, who farms everything from strawberries to lemons to peppers, carrots, and turnips in Ventura County.

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