Farm Worker Conditions in the United States

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
WSU Prentis: 15
Full Description: 

Farm workers in the United States face many issues at their workplaces and communities. Farm workers are some the lowest paid workers in our society, they are exposed to dangerous pesticides, women farm workers are sexually harassed at the workplace and children can legally work in the fields at the age of 12. Learn about these and other issues that affect farm workers and learn how they are organizing to change these conditions.

Members of the Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry (YAYA) will be giving this workshop. The workshop will focus on farm worker organizing and the current campaigns from the main farm workers groups in the US. The workshop will also focus on the importance of labor organizing.

More about YAYA: www.nfwm-yaya.org

Organizer Name: 
Lariza
Organizer Email: 
lgarzon@nfwm.org
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
National Farm Worker Ministry
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Displacement, Migration and Immigration
Organizing a Labor Movement for the 21st Century: crisis and opportunities
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