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UFW's new path: Help millions
Amid Dying Towns of Rural Plains, One Makes a Stand
Rural counties in the midwest are losing people because of fewer and larger fams and Wal-Mart, which reduces the local share of retail sales. Over the past 50 years, rural counties in 11 Great Plains states — those counties without a city of at least 2,500 people — lost more than a third of their people, with farm-based away from interstate highways losing the most people.
Wages, dues, contract workers separate union feelings
For many workers, the wage increases they earned with UFW were wiped out
by union dues
Easy as H-2B
Classified ads like the one above may not always be so brutally honest,
but all landscape companies place them and many of those companies often
come up short in terms of finding good, qualified workers.
However, landscape companies across the country are discovering a
south-of-the-border solution to their staffing problems. Through the H-2B
program, contractors can hire foreign workers and bring them into the
United States with completely legal working papers.
Of course, contractors are busy people and dealing with government
agencies, applications and recruiting efforts is time consuming. For this
reason and others, H-2B provider companies can handle the details while
contractors focus on managing their businesses.