Fines aren't enough. There must be criminal prosecution in the death of 17-year old heat victim
The following statement is from UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez.
"This is a case of manslaughter - there is no difference between a driver killing someone while breaking our traffic laws and a labor contractor breaking the law and killing this beautiful young woman. Anything less than criminal prosecution is a desecration of Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez' death."
This is in response to California's Occupational Safety and Health Agency issuing a $262,700 fine against the Central Valley farm labor contracting company that employed Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez, the 17-year old farm worker who died of heat stroke because of the company's negligence in following the law.