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Farmworkers

Between 1-2 million people (some sources estimate more) toil as agricultural laborers in the U.S. The majority of these workers are recently-arrived immigrants. Farmworkers endure long hours of work for little pay, as well as harsh working conditions and exposure to dangerous pesticides; farmwork often involves both legal and illegal child labor. Farmworkers are not covered under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which governs most workers' right to organize into a union and engage in collective bargaining.

 

IWJ Materials on Farmworkers

Overview of Farmworker Rights Issues

 

Links to Further Information

National Farm Worker Ministry

Farmworker Justice

United Farmworkers Union

Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers Union)