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Crosscut: WA to create $40M fund for undocumented workers hurt by pandemic

Crosscut: WA to create $40M fund for undocumented workers hurt by pandemic

by Lilly Fowler

Undocumented workers who lost income because of the coronavirus pandemic, but were passed over for federal assistance, will finally be getting some help in Washington state, thanks to a new $40 million relief fund.

Gov. Jay Inlsee is setting up the new financial assistance program with cooperation from ...

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Everett Herald Commentary: State must do more to protect farmworkers’ health

Everett Herald Commentary: State must do more to protect farmworkers’ health

By Guadalupe Gamboa, Rebecca Saldaña and Rosalinda Guillen / For The Herald

Farmworker David Cruz was 60 years old when he went on strike in early May to demand protection and hazard pay from his employer, Yakima-based Allan Brothers Fruit.

By May 30, he was dead from COVID-19.

In a desperate ...

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