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California still won't make coronavirus workplace outbreaks public

San Francisco Chronicle October 11, 2021

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/California-still-won-t-make-COVID-19-workplace-16523168.php


California low-wage workers no longer have COVID paid sick leave. What happens next?

Sacramento Bee October 10, 2021

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article254875742.html


The U.S. will develop a federal heat standard for the first time. Here’s what advocates and labor experts want

PBS Newshour October 7, 2021

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/what-will-it-take-to-keep-workers-dying-from-heat-enforcement-and-trust-advocates-say


Column: How Newsom disappointed farmworkers after they defended him in the recall election

Los Angeles Times September 30, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-09-30/newsom-farmworkers-recall


California lawmakers choose profit over people in gutting COVID disclosure bill

The Sacramento Bee September 29, 2021

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/article254596692.html


California still won’t make COVID-19 workplace outbreaks public

CalMatters September 27, 2021

https://calmatters.org/california-divide/2021/09/california-still-wont-make-covid-workplace-outbreaks-public/


Millions of dollars available for Fresno-area families in Child Tax Credit. How to sign up

Fresno Bee September 22, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article254386879.html


Both sides of California’s recall election want voters of color. Getting their votes is a different task

PBS Newshour September 13, 2021

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/both-sides-of-californias-recall-election-want-voters-of-color-getting-their-votes-is-a-different-task


San Joaquin Valley, Inland Empire seen as keys to beating back Newsom recall attempt

The Fresno Bee September 9, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/article254109373.html


Heating Up: Recall election and climate crisis in Fresno are prominent issues among voters

ONME News Network September 7, 2021

https://www.onmenews.com/post/heating-up-recall-election-and-climate-crisis-in-fresno-are-prominent-issues-among-voters


California bill could alter Amazon labor practices

New York Times September 6, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/business/economy/amazon-california-warehouse-labor.html


‘Game-changer’ agreement with union for Fresno projects passed. Will Mayor Dyer veto?

The Fresno Bee September 2, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article253962808.html


Farmworkers are dying in extreme heat. Few standards exist to protect them

PBS Newshour August 6, 2021

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/farmworkers-are-dying-in-extreme-heat-few-standards-exist-to-protect-them


How many essential workers died in California during the pandemic?

SFist August 6, 2021

https://sfist.com/2021/08/06/how-many-essential-workers-died-in-california-during-the-pandemic/


Tougher tactics targeting the unvaccinated needed to stop new COVID-19 spike, experts say

Los Angeles Times July 14, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-14/to-slow-covid-19-rise-door-to-door-vaccine-outreach-and-workplace-requirements-could-help


Caravan focused on farmworkers' rights rolls through Valley

ABC30 June 27, 2021

https://abc30.com/farmworkers-caravan-dolores-huerta-sanger-farm-worker-rights/10838533/


Mobile caravan to provide vaccinations, education to farmworkers on Sunday in Modesto

Modesto Bee June 25, 2021

https://www.modbee.com/news/economic-mobility-lab/article252351063.html


State agencies, community organizations launch three-day caravan focused on farmworker rights

Valley Public Radio June 25, 2021

https://www.kvpr.org/post/state-agencies-community-organizations-launch-three-day-caravan-focused-farmworker-rights


Teamsters’ push to organize Amazon: Will it work?

Los Angeles Times June 24, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-06-24/teamsters-members-vote-to-organize-amazon-union


Cal/OSHA proposes nearly $300,000 in fines tied to Foster Farms COVID-19 outbreaks

Los Angeles Times May 25, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-25/cal-osha-covid-fines-foster-farms


Young Latino and Black people have the lowest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in L.A. County, new data show

Los Angeles Times May 6, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-06/young-latino-and-black-people-have-the-lowest-rate-of-covid-19-vaccination-in-l-a-county-new-data-show


Pandemic led to 30% increase in deaths for workers in certain high-risk industries, study shows

Capital Public Radio May 3, 2021

https://www.capradio.org/articles/2021/05/03/pandemic-led-to-30-increase-in-deaths-for-workers-in-certain-high-risk-industries-study-shows/


Essential workers accounted for 87% of additional COVID-19 deaths in California, data shows

ABC10 April 30, 2021

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/essential-workers-covid-deaths-california-data-uc-merced/103-f0717263-7e33-497d-b1e4-b01abfc95a3f


87% of additional California deaths in 2020 pandemic were workers, UC Merced report shows

The Fresno Bee April 29, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article251017024.html


UC Merced holds workplace COVID training for high-risk industries

ABC30 April 19, 2021 

https://abc30.com/uc-merceds-community-and-labor-center-workplace-covid-training-safety/10529583/


Deaths among Latino immigrants soared by 90% as COVID tore through this California county

The Fresno Bee April 14, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article250452981.html


Should Fresno’s public projects be covered by labor agreements? Study weighs in

The Business Journal March 19, 2021

https://thebusinessjournal.com/should-fresnos-public-projects-be-covered-by-labor-agreements-study-weighs-in/ 


More undocumented families could receive COVID-19 aid under Gavin Newsom’s new plan

The Fresno Bee February 18, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/coronavirus/article249320430.html


Latino COVID-19 deaths hit ‘horrifying’ levels, up 1,000% since November in L.A. County

Los Angeles Times January 29, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-29/la-latino-covid-19-deaths-up-1000-percent-since-november


‘Economic disaster’: California lawmakers consider more aid to Latinas hit hard by COVID

The Sacramento Bee January 29, 2021

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article248842429.html


Despite Cal/OSHA’s emergency COVID-19 safety rule, workers say little has changed

Los Angeles Times January 28, 2021

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-01-28/cal-osha-covid-19-worker-safety-emergency-rule


Advocates push California Gov. Gavin Newsom to include all undocumented in stimulus aid

The Fresno Bee January 19, 2021

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article248545695.html


COVID-19 again sweeps through Foster Farms plants in Central Valley

KQED December 8, 2020

https://www.kqed.org/news/11850332/covid-19-again-sweeps-through-foster-farms-plants-in-central-valley


COVID-19 is still ‘attacking Latino households’ in California eight months into the pandemic

The Sacramento Bee December 7, 2020

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article247434155.html


California lockdowns go into effect

The New York Times December 7, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/us/stay-at-home-california.html?referringSource=articleShare


Trump officials push ambitious vaccine timeline as California locks down

The New York Times December 6, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/06/us/politics/covid-vaccine-timeline-california.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage


There’s no way out of the Purple Tier unless we act like we’re all in this together.

Monterey County Weekly November 19, 2020

https://www.montereycountyweekly.com/opinion/mcnow_intro/there-s-no-way-out-of-the-purple-tier-unless-we-act-like-we-re/article_028b5fe2-2acd-11eb-ada4-bfc9d8e41ede.html 


California lawmakers look for solutions as Latinx community ravaged by COVID-19

KCBS Radio November 18, 2020

https://www.radio.com/kcbsradio/news/local/california-lawmakers-look-for-solutions-as-latinx-community-hit-by-covid-19


California has escaped the national surge in coronavirus cases. But new dangers lie ahead

Los Angeles Times October 21, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-21/california-avoid-covid-coronavirus-surge-how-long-will-that-last


As jobs vanished, immigrants left California. The question is how many

Los Angeles Times October 16, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-10-16/reverse-migration-california-coronavirus-covid-pandemic


Fresno voters overwhelmingly support police reform, new survey results show

The Fresno Bee October 14, 2020

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article246453255.html


Fresno voters strongly favor coronavirus protections and police reforms, survey shows

ABC30 News October 14, 2020

https://abc30.com/politics/fresno-voters-strongly-favor-coronavirus-protections-and-police-reforms-survey-shows/7030566/


Newsom weighs aid for undocumented Californians weathering pandemic with no safety net

CalMatters September 8, 2020

https://calmatters.org/california-divide/2020/09/newsom-weighs-pandemic-relief-for-undocumented-immigrants/


Cierran planta procesadora de carne en California tras registrarse 8 muertes y 358 casos positivos de coronavirus entre los empleados

Univision August 28, 2020

https://www.univision.com/noticias/salud/cierran-planta-procesadora-de-carne-en-california-tras-registrarse-8-muertes-y-358-casos-positivos-de-coronavirus-entre-los-empleados


After 8 workers die of COVID-19, officials want Merced County Foster Farms plant closed

Los Angeles Times August 27, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-27/a-foster-farms-plant-is-home-to-one-of-californias-worst-covid-19-outbreaks-officials-want-it-shut-down


California coronavirus deaths double, with rural areas and suburbs hit hard

Los Angeles Times August 12, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-12/second-surge-california-coronavirus-deaths-nearly-double


'Everyone tested positive': Covid devastates agriculture workers in California's heartland

The Guardian August 8, 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/08/california-covid-19-central-valley-essential-workers


Alarming COVID Outlook

CBS This Morning August 7, 2020

https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/1291716112351199232


Will California be first state to offer unemployment benefits to undocumented workers?

Sacramento Bee July 30, 2020

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article244582062.html


Helping California’s hard-hit Central Valley

New York Times July 28, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/us/newsom-coronavirus-valley.html


Coronavirus ravages California’s Central Valley, following a cruel and familiar path

Los Angeles Times July 28, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-28/coronavirus-ravages-californias-central-valley-following-a-cruel-and-familiar-path


Coronavirus outbreak, a crisis for Latinos in Stanislaus County. What’s being done?

Modesto Bee July 25, 2020

https://www.modbee.com/news/local/article244411802.html


“A nosotros no nos cuentan, ni aunque paguemos impuestos:" campesinos hispanos relatan los estragos de sobrevivir durante la pandemia

Univision July 23, 2020

https://www.univision.com/local/sacramento-kuvs/a-nosotros-no-nos-cuentan-ni-aunque-paguemos-impuestos-trabajadores-hispanos-relatan-los-estragos-de-sobrevivir-durante-la-pandemia-video


"Fustigan a Trump por retuitear video que incita a la violencia contra los demócratas"

Univision May 28, 2020

https://www.univision.com/noticias/politica/fustigan-a-trump-por-retuite...


"Pandemic steals most from immigrant working women"

Cal Matters May 21, 2020

https://calmatters.org/economy/2020/05/pandemic-immigrant-women-unemploy...


"California’s coronavirus relief program for unemployed immigrant workers gets off to a rocky start"

Los Angeles Times May 20, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-20/california-coronavir...


"'Band-Aid on a chest wound': California's undocumented relief fund sees chaotic start"

The Guardian May 19, 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/19/california-coronavirus-rel...


State fund providing Coronavirus relief for undocumented immigrants overwhelmed on first day

CapRadio May 19, 2020

https://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/05/19/state-fund-providing-corona...


Undocumented workers rush to apply for coronavirus aid, overwhelming California system

The Sacramento Bee May 18, 2020

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article242817371.html

 

 

We also have links to coverage related to our research on the Census 2020 early education and outreach

 

Comunidades rurales en California luchan por ser visibles al Censo 2020

La Opinion March 19, 2019

https://laopinion.com/2019/03/19/comunidades-rurales-en-california-lucha...


Alcaldes: el Censo es esencial para el progreso

Radio Bilingue July 5, 2019

http://radiobilingue.org/features/alcaldes-el-censo-es-esencial-para-el-...


Community leaders gather to prevent undercount in 2020 Census

Bakersfield Now June 28, 2019

https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/community-leaders-gather-to-preven...


Potential 2020 Census undercount could impact rural, immigrant communities

23 ABC News Bakersield June 28, 2019

https://www.turnto23.com/potential-2020-census-undercount-could-impact-r...


Local leaders focus on census participation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44QslBTfNYI&app=desktop


Kern County at risk for undercount in 2020 Census

Bakersfield.com July 7, 2019

https://www.bakersfield.com/columnists/jose-gaspar/jose-gaspar-kern-coun...


Census information vital to city funding, officials say

Wasco Tribune July 4, 2019

https://www.wascotrib.com/story/2019/07/04/news/census-information-vital...


Event held to address potential 2020 Census undercount in Tulare County

ABC 30 Action News March 15, 2019

https://abc30.com/society/event-held-to-address-potential-2020-census-un...


Leaders hope to make upcoming census as accurate as possible

Valley Voice March 22, 2019

https://www.ourvalleyvoice.com/2019/03/22/leaders-hope-to-make-upcoming-...


Comunidades rurales de California luchan por ser visibles al Censo

Vida en el Valle March 18, 2019

https://www.vidaenelvalle.com/news/article228101294.html


2020 Census: rural areas in danger of lower counting and its consequences

Community Alliance May 1, 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fresnoalliance.com/2020-census-rural-areas-...