- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
There have been reports of ICE agents in King City, Soledad, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville this week. At least nine King City residents were taken into custody. According to local law enforcement, ICE is not providing police departments or sheriff’s offices with any information other than to say they are working in the area. You can read local reporting about the raids here and here.
- Written by Michael C. Saqui and Gregory Blueford
Yesterday, Taylor Farms (“Taylor”) ended a two-day, unsanctioned strike at its Salinas packing plants after management and union-represented employees agreed to an immediate pay increase of $1.50 per hour. The “wildcat” strike began on Monday, June 5, 2017 as hundreds of Taylor packing plant employees went on strike, demanding a $2.50 per hour increase in their pay. An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 employees joined the protest at Taylor’s facility on Abbott Street.