Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stephen Colbert and United Farmworkers Union: There's Plenty of Farm Labor Available for America's Unemployed

Posted By on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Stephen Colbert and the president of United Farmworkers of America are challenging unemployed Americans and anti-immigrant folks to take the jobs often done by undocumented immigrants.

Farmworkers are tired of being blamed by politicians and anti-immigrant activists for taking work that should go to Americans and dragging down the economy, said Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farmworkers of America.

So the group is encouraging the unemployed — and any Washington pundits or anti-immigrant activists who want to join them — to apply for some of thousands of agricultural jobs being posted with state agencies as harvest season begins.

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