March 2016

Author:
Lori Isley, Working Families Project

Fair wages. Getting paid for the work you do. Humane working conditions. Access to water, toilets, and hand washing facilities. Right to organize. Ability to raise concerns without fear of retaliation or being fired.

These sound like the kinds of protections that many of us take for granted where we work. But for farm workers - who are often overworked, verbally abused, and forced to work and live in unacceptable conditions - these protections represent long, hard-fought victories.
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