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Groups across the South are working to fix a broken farm labor system

Jonah Goldman Kay

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.

VOICES: NC farmworkers forced to buy low-quality meal plans from employers

Dakota Hall Leticia Zavala

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.