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Five on Friday: Oregon Approves Overtime Pay For Farmworkers

Five on Friday: Oregon Approves Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

We've made it to Friday! Here is our weekly rundown of five pieces recommended by MCN staff, including a double weekly win.


A wildfire burning on mountain

Claire offered the Healio article reviewing an editorial by Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD, director of the division of allergy and immunology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He concludes: “Doctors are in a special position to influence the climate change crisis, including by educating about its impact and the imperative to modify its course.” Climate Change Cited as Cause of Recent Increases in Asthma, Allergy Prevalence

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California's Surgeon General

Ashley-Michelle forwarded this Guardian article that reviews the efforts and perspectives of the California Surgeon General during COVID. California’s First Surgeon General on COVID: ‘Greatest Collective Trauma’ of a Generation

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Immigrants at the border

Laz shared this NBC News report and accompanying video from the US-Mexico border. Ukrainians Denied Entry to United States


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Plastic utensils

Weekly Win: Robert sent around this update on the global plastics treaty, “plastics’ symbolic equivalent of the Paris Agreement,” that may address plastic pollution, which largely affects lower income people and those in developing nations. The World Has One Big Chance to Fix Plastics

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Farmworkers in the field

Weekly Win: Karen forwarded on the announcement that Oregon has finally passed legislation to provide farmworkers with overtime pay! Now, eight states have afforded farmworkers the basic labor right that most other workers have enjoyed for decades. Oregon Legislature Approves Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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