farm·work·er | \ˈfärm-ˌwər-kər \

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farmwork \ˈfärm-ˌwərk \ noun

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That made Valdez’s race particularly meaningful, since the candidate came from a migrant farmworker family to blaze a trail as the first woman and first Latina elected sheriff of Dallas county. Peggy Fikac, San Antonio Express-News, "As the sheriff and businessman go one more round, Democrats are divided," 12 May 2018 The deaths of two Central Valley farmworkers in a car accident near Delano has become a flash point in the immigration battle between California and federal officials cracking down on people in the country illegally. Brittny Mejia,, "ICE agents under investigation after fleeing couple die in car crash," 12 Apr. 2018 Monica Rameriz, a guest of Laura Dern, is the co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, an organization that fights for equality for women farmworkers. Demi Douglas, NBC News, "Who are the activists walking alongside stars at the 2018 Golden Globes?," 7 Jan. 2018 After her husband was deported, Maria, an undocumented farmworker, was left to raise their three daughters on her own. Time, "'No One Is Safe.' How Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Splitting Families Apart," 8 Mar. 2018 The contract also gives D’Arrigo some shelter from the state’s new rules on overtime pay, which exempt farmworkers covered by collective bargaining agreements. Geoffrey Mohan,, "How California's farm labor shortage made friends of old rivals," 6 July 2018 As such, the surge in immigration enforcement along the border with Canada in recent years has resulted in more farmworkers being deported. Mary Jo Dudley, CBS News, "These U.S. industries can't work without illegal immigrants," 25 June 2018 Critics can point to farmers unable to find farmworkers, small-business owners unable to find dishwashers, and construction workers hit hard by steel tariffs. Joan C. Williams, WSJ, "The Elites Feed Anti-Immigrant Bias," 9 July 2018 Yeung focuses on three groups of workers: farmworkers, domestic workers and janitors. Elaine Elinson, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘In a Day’s Work,’ by Bernice Yeung," 3 May 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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