Hundreds Begin Four-Day March in Lodi...

Hundreds Begin Four-Day March in Lodi in Memory of Fallen Farm ...

There are 58 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Jun 1, 2008, titled Hundreds Begin Four-Day March in Lodi in Memory of Fallen Farm .... In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

Inside St. Anne's Church, there was no extra room to sit or stand. The mass that marked the start of a four-day, 40-mile walk was so full, many had to wait in the lobby or even outside.

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going postal

Williams, CA

#1 Jun 1, 2008
Will they march if it's over 100 degrees? Will there be water stations every 1/4 mile? Will there be pesticide postings on the lawns that the marchers will be near? Will they be allowed to take a 15 minute break every 2 hours? Will there be hand washing facilities? Will they have a written marcher safety program available to anybody that wants to see it?
If not, they should be fined.
Tatts

Olivehurst, CA

#2 Jun 1, 2008
This should have never happened. I support better conditions for farm laborers.
Mimmi

Modesto, CA

#3 Jun 1, 2008
going postal wrote:
Will they march if it's over 100 degrees? Will there be water stations every 1/4 mile? Will there be pesticide postings on the lawns that the marchers will be near? Will they be allowed to take a 15 minute break every 2 hours? Will there be hand washing facilities? Will they have a written marcher safety program available to anybody that wants to see it?
If not, they should be fined.
You are sick and disgusting. Hopefully karma finds you and takes care of it.
going postal

Williams, CA

#4 Jun 2, 2008
The political party that organized this march (Farm Worker Union) is against guest worker programs because the union can't organize these guest worker immigrants. Being against guest worker programs kills many people every year as they enter the US illegally and are exposed to all sorts of dangers.
This union is using the death of this poor woman to further it's political agenda--keep it in mind.
Confused

Roseville, CA

#5 Jun 2, 2008
Make sure that they are all 17 years old and pregnant and hotter than He!! on top of it. Make sure all signs are in Spanish. Then put them on a hot bus and ship them home, where they came from.
Pab

Tarentum, PA

#6 Jun 2, 2008
going postal wrote:
The political party that organized this march (Farm Worker Union) is against guest worker programs because the union can't organize these guest worker immigrants. Being against guest worker programs kills many people every year as they enter the US illegally and are exposed to all sorts of dangers.
This union is using the death of this poor woman to further it's political agenda--keep it in mind.
The saddest part of all this is that 99% of farm labor contractors are Mexican themselves, this is something that has not been brought out to light in order to make the uninformed thing that it was the bad white patron that cused this lady's death. Another thing we have not heard about is the results of the autopsy, since no one else had any problems could there be some underlying problem we are not being told about.
Lastly, does anyone remember Juan Corona, the Mexican farm labor contractor that provided farm labor to California farms and when it came time to pay he killed and buried them.
Lots of unaswered questions, it's like they say enough to create the wrong impression and resulting outcry.
Oh geeze

Reedley, CA

#7 Jun 2, 2008
I'd like to see all the people who have nothing good to say about farm workers get out there in the fields and see how much you like it. They are doing the work you would never consider doing. The next time you eat produce purchased at the grocery store, think about who might have been instrumental in getting it to your big mouth.

“The Champ is Here!”

Since: Sep 07

Sacramento, Ca

#8 Jun 2, 2008
Wow 4 days of marching!!! That is really something else. May God bless them all. Hopefully they will get what the seek.
luvbnmom

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jun 2, 2008
Oh geeze wrote:
I'd like to see all the people who have nothing good to say about farm workers get out there in the fields and see how much you like it. They are doing the work you would never consider doing. The next time you eat produce purchased at the grocery store, think about who might have been instrumental in getting it to your big mouth.
THANK YOU!! Some people are idiots!! PLEASE people there is a 17 year old girl that has passed away ALONG with her unborn child!! Some people are just sick to think that having no working conditions for people that do a job no one wants is ok!! Give me a break the people working in the fields are putting the produce on our tables!! You get out there and try this for a day...you wouldn't be able to make it!!

Si Se Puede!!
WOODY

Sacramento, CA

#12 Jun 2, 2008
The government should send ICE to nab illegals along the way. ENFORCE OUR LAWS!
WOODY

Sacramento, CA

#13 Jun 2, 2008
I'm willing to pay more for farm products if it will ensure that only LEGAL farm workers are producing the food. All you morons that keep saying Americans won't do the work are full of s**T. Americans will do it if the wages are proper. We need to keep the Illegal scabs out before our country is completely ruined. It's not too late to do it, Let's get started.
JimmyZOC

Sacramento, CA

#14 Jun 2, 2008
Damn Gringos dont know anything about suffering. The gringos get everything from stealing. Since they landed on the americas they stole from the indians then mexico
hey Oh Geez and luvbnmom

Woodland, CA

#15 Jun 2, 2008
I was 16 when I went to work in the tomato fields hoeing weeds in the middle of summer. Oh hey, I'm a white dude. Imagine that. I think it would be a good experience for some people to get out there and do the work. I'd much rather do that than work at a McDonalds. They need longer hoes out there though. I was the tallest guy out there and the hoe was too short. I believe we can handle what ever issues come up as we filter out the illegals and cover what ever they were doing. Maybe use legal immigrants if that's what it takes. Wow, what a concept. Or prisoners would be a good idea.
WOODY

Sacramento, CA

#17 Jun 2, 2008
Hey JimmyZOC, If you're unsatisfied, Head south, and stay there. Didn't Mexico do some land grabbing back in history?
Rsmom

Sacramento, CA

#19 Jun 2, 2008
Ballah wrote:
Wow 4 days of marching!!! That is really something else. May God bless them all. Hopefully they will get what the seek.
I am a white woman who picked in the fields and orchards around Tracy in the 1970's while in high school. It was common summer employment for high schoolers. I would love to see if the illegals are even getting paid minimum wage.

It seems to me that the contractors want to keep illegals for a cheap and easily exploited labor pool. By protecting illegal immigration, we are creating a slave labor market. And let's not forget, Cesar Chavez fought against illegal immigrants and often turned them into INS in his day.
Rsmom

Sacramento, CA

#20 Jun 2, 2008
Ballah, not sure why your post came up, I was responding to Oh Geeze.
Rsmom

Sacramento, CA

#21 Jun 2, 2008
JimmyZOC wrote:
Damn Gringos dont know anything about suffering. The gringos get everything from stealing. Since they landed on the americas they stole from the indians then mexico
We did not steal from Mexico, we purchased the American southwest for a fee of $15 million with the Treaty of Guadalupe. We did steal from the Indians and they deserve every casino they can build. Maybe the Mexicans should have insisted on sovereign rule in the treaty and they could have casinos too.
JoHi

Davis, CA

#22 Jun 2, 2008
Rsmom wrote:
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We did not steal from Mexico, we purchased the American southwest for a fee of $15 million with the Treaty of Guadalupe. We did steal from the Indians and they deserve every casino they can build. Maybe the Mexicans should have insisted on sovereign rule in the treaty and they could have casinos too.
Or tax exempt taco trucks.

“The *Real* Julie”

Since: Mar 08

Sacramento

#23 Jun 2, 2008
Oh geeze wrote:
I'd like to see all the people who have nothing good to say about farm workers get out there in the fields and see how much you like it. They are doing the work you would never consider doing. The next time you eat produce purchased at the grocery store, think about who might have been instrumental in getting it to your big mouth.
Agreed! I often hear stories about my dad working the fields for summer money. It definitely is hard work. The difference with my father was that his family owned the farm, so he had the luxury of choice in the matter. He did not *have* to work the fields to survive like so many do. This poor girl was trying to help her mother, she didn't deserve to be treated like that.
Gina

Sacramento, CA

#24 Jun 2, 2008
Whether she was illegal or legal, a life was lost picking the food that we eat. It is sad and tragic. Her legality is the least important here, we need to keep those who pick our foods safe and healthy. I do not think any of us waking up at 4 m heading to the fields to earn our living picking fruits and vegs instead we are here typing our opinions and commenting. I know that I won't go pick fruit for living, will you? Therefore, I am grateful and thankful for their hard work.

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