January 28, 2021 -
Farm labor advocacy groups are pressing for policy changes that seemed distant under the Trump administration. But they also remain committed to reaching union agreements through supply chain actions, which have proven a more reliable path to farmworker justice in Southern states.
October 8, 2020 -
Deprived of access to kitchens, North Carolina farmworkers must purchase meal plans from the growers they work for. But far too often, these meals are nowhere near adequate for people performing backbreaking labor, and the COVID-19 pandemic has raised new concerns about sanitation.
April 20, 2020 -
The migrant and seasonal farmworkers who help feed the U.S. are considered "essential" employees amid the coronavirus pandemic and must show up to work to earn enough money to survive. As schools move online and government child development programs close temporarily, they're left scrambling to figure out what to do with their children.
July 3, 2019 -
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been researching how the climate crisis will affect farming, but it's withheld the findings from the public. That's just one example of how the Trump administration is making it harder for farmers across the South — a region especially vulnerable to climate change — to prepare for a warming world.
September 28, 2018 -
Agricultural workers — many of whom are undocumented or in the country on work visas — are among the most vulnerable workers. We recently spoke with Justin Flores of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee about how these workers are building power despite the numerous attacks on their right to organize.
November 21, 2017 -
Striking farmworkers in Kentucky recently won a settlement over wage-theft claims, and now a farmworkers' union is suing North Carolina over a new law that curbs the group's organizing power.
March 4, 2016 -
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is escalating its battle over the fast-food chain's refusal to participate in a program to protect farmworkers' human rights: It's declaring a national boycott and launching a protest tour with marches outside the company chairman's homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida.