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Five on Friday: Expanding Union Organizing Rights For Farmworkers

     Expanding Union Organizing Rights For Farmworkers

It's Friday! Time to sift through the inboxes of MCN staff members and choose the top five articles on migrant & immigrant health that you need to see. 


The impact of Hurricane Ian on migrant and immigrant communities is just beginning to be uncovered. Jillian says, “These two articles address different challenges, but as Florida emerges from the storm, they both highlight the additional dangers faced by those in more dire personal situations.”

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About Two Dozen Cuban Migrants Went Missing after Their Boat Sinked Off the Florida Keys


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Hurricane Prep: Can’t Afford to, Can’t Afford Not to

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Amy shared another article on the shocking increase in drownings in the Rio Grande. “Prevention through deterrence is a deadly strategy and immigration reform is needed,” she added. Migrant Deaths at the US-Mexico Border Hit a Record High, in Part due to Drownings


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We almost got through a Five on Friday without a COVID reference – until this infographic, shared by Claire, popped up. The regularly updated graphic in the BMJ visually displays the World Health Organization's newest recommendations for treating patients with active COVID. A Living WHO Guideline on Drugs for COVID-19

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Weekly Win: As our social media master, Robert has been closely following (and sharing on MCN's social media) the intensive efforts of UFW and other farmworker advocates to encourage California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill to strengthen farmworker unions. Robert was the first to report on Gov. Newsom's about-face signature, a clear win for farmworkers in California. Newsom Signs Farmworkers Union Bill after Pressure from Biden

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!