David Bacon is a California writer and photojournalist; his latest book is In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte (University of California / El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2017).
A New Day for Mexican Workers
The Lopez Obrador administration is changing the law so that workers can actually choose a union and vote on their contracts.David Bacon | January 9, 2019
The Cross-Border Farmworker Rebellion
Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together.David Bacon | October 31, 2018
An Immigrant Woman Takes Charge of the United Farm Workers
Change—and perhaps a new day in the fields—comes to Cesar Chavez’s legendary union.David Bacon | September 19, 2018
What Was the Life of This Guest Worker Worth?
While Washington state agencies reduce farmworker pay and find employers faultless for a death in the fields, Trump and congressional Republicans back proposals to turn farmworking into permanent indentured servitude.David Bacon | August 15, 2018