David Bacon is a California writer and photojournalist; his latest book is In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte (University of California / El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2017).
Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together.David BaconOct 31, 2018
Change—and perhaps a new day in the fields—comes to Cesar Chavez’s legendary union.David BaconSep 19, 2018
While Washington state agencies reduce farmworker pay and find employers faultless for a death in the fields, Trump and congressional Republicans back proposals to turn farmworking into permanent indentured servitude.David BaconAug 15, 2018
But advocates want detainees freed, not sent to for-profit jailsDavid BaconJul 18, 2018
A Salinas grower and the union bet that a new contract will become an alternative to employing guest workers.David BaconJul 11, 2018