Migrant workers close to union deal

 

Migrant farm workers and growers are close to a union agreement.  It's a part of an ongoing dispute between the two groups.

Senator Dianne Feinstein says farmers have not signed off on the agreement, but are expected to in the next day or two.

Migrant workers have been pushing for higher wages and how many visas should be offered to farm workers who enter the United States.

Senator Feinstein has taken the lead in the negotiations with the two groups.

It's estimated that up to 80% of farm workers in the U.S. are here illegally. 

The deal comes as a group of senators finish the final touches on a much larger immigration plan that would not only attempt to secure the borders, but also put an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship in the United States.

The United Farm Workers Union is in Washington D.C. where today they met with members of the House and Senate.  Tomorrow the UFW will take part in citizenship rally. 

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