Contractor Investigated in Farmworker's Death was Cited in Past

Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez migrated to California last winter to help support her widowed mother in Mexico. Full Story

Since: Jul 07

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#1 May 27, 2008
How hard is it to provide some water, shade, and a place to poop for your employees? Holy crap what scumbags. Yes, I'll pay $0.10 more for a cucumber if you give your employees water so they don't die in the fields.
SAT

Antelope, CA

#2 May 27, 2008
Vicente Fox wrote:
How hard is it to provide some water, shade, and a place to poop for your employees? Holy crap what scumbags. Yes, I'll pay $0.10 more for a cucumber if you give your employees water so they don't die in the fields.
Well said and I totally agree....cannot you not supply basic common needs on the job for your employees??? I cannot believe that this poor girl suffered and died for this Farms cruel negligence because that's what it is!!!!
Oh geeze

Stockton, CA

#3 May 28, 2008
I agree completely. And when it's 100 degrees outside, the workers shouldn't have to ASK for water and shade breaks - it should be mandatory!

“Central Valley Native”

Since: Sep 07

Oakdale, CA

#4 May 28, 2008
Thats just what happens when you come here to exploit yourself.
going postal

Williams, CA

#5 May 28, 2008
I wonder what the mexican gov't would do if an illegal pregnant guatamalan lady died working in mexico? I'm guessing not a whole lot. And I'm sure their rate of farmworker deaths is far, far higher than in the US.
But the US media and the democrats will wring their hands and call america bad.
Pab

Tarentum, PA

#7 May 28, 2008
going postal wrote:
I wonder what the mexican gov't would do if an illegal pregnant guatamalan lady died working in mexico? I'm guessing not a whole lot. And I'm sure their rate of farmworker deaths is far, far higher than in the US.
But the US media and the democrats will wring their hands and call america bad.
Besides, most farm labor contractors are Mexican themselves. So here are Mexicans exploiting Mexicans. Remember Juan Corona a few years back? He was the labor contractor that worked them hard and when it came time to pay them he'd kill the workers.
So what's bad with America or Americans, it seem to be a localized, by race, problem.
I feel sorry for the young lady but what did she die from? she could have had some other health problem also. A lot of workiers die on the job every year, is the Governor going to attend their funerals or is this just grandstanding and catering to Mexicans?
People not RACE

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Jun 2, 2008
These people ( yes people )are working in America to pick FOOD for AMERICANS to eat . So why shouldn't AMERICA give them better working conditions??? It is not about WHO is working the fields ....it is the fact that SOMEONE is working the jobs that need to get done to FEED AMERICANS !

“Central Valley Native”

Since: Sep 07

Oakdale, CA

#9 Jun 3, 2008
Thats why I have a garden, because I don't want to get ecoli from these dirt bags when they pi** on all the food you eat.

“Enough”

Since: Oct 07

Broderick

#10 Jun 3, 2008
CASE_CORE wrote:
Thats why I have a garden, because I don't want to get ecoli from these dirt bags when they pi** on all the food you eat.
let it go, so what if you got bullied all your life by the homies. But if it makes you feel "even" then go ahead. but we all know where the hate comes, little man lol

“Central Valley Native”

Since: Sep 07

Oakdale, CA

#11 Jun 3, 2008
So now farm workers are homies? Last I checked homies were the unemployed who sat around fighting about a color, doing drugs, and drinking all day.

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