Five on Friday: Health and Safety Guidelines for Domestic Workers
Five on Friday is a compilation of new research, articles, resources, and more on health justice and migrant health that our MCN team recommends. Here’s this week’s edition, including a double Weekly Win:
Jillian shared this new article on Valley Fever, the fungal infection that is predicted to expand in range as climate change progresses. Valley Fever, Historically Found Only in the Southwest, is Spreading. It Can Have Devastating Consequences.
Haven’t heard about Mpox in a while? Cases have sharply dropped, but, as the emergency declaration around Mpox expires, it’s worth the time to look back at what happened. Mpox is Almost Gone in the US, Leaving Lessons and Mysteries in Its Wake
Lots of articles were shared among MCN staff about the recent farmworker shooting at two farms in Half Moon Bay. Jillian noted, “We try to emphasize the fact that while most farmworkers are of Latino background, there are pockets of other people, speaking different languages, that work in agriculture. It is often doubly difficult to reach those people because they can be very isolated,” as is well illustrated in this article. Half Moon Bay Shooting Victims’ Families who Lived on Farms Left Without Homes or Income
Weekly Win: Amy celebrated this important step toward worker equity in the Golden State. California Just Created the Country’s First Health and Safety Guidelines for Domestic Workers
Weekly Win: Forwarded by Del, this article shines a light on conditions and practices in detention centers. Lisa Knox, legal director of the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, said, “I do hope this empowers workers who are detained to be able to speak up and report health and safety violations.” California Fines Detention Center Operator $100,000 Over Immigrants’ Working Conditions