Hundreds of workers for Sakuma Brother Farms, a berry producer in Washington state’s Skagit Valley, went on strike over wages and poor working conditions. The workers are taking their fight to the cities calling a boycott for Sakuma berries. Both sides are being invited to discuss this months-long dispute.
Guests: Rosalinda Guillén, Director, Community to Community Development, Bellingham, WA, http://foodjustice.org ; Ramon Torres, Farm worker and President of Families United for Justice, Mount Vernon, WA.
Also, guest workers facing fraud, abuse. Guest workers who come to the United States with H2A and H2B visas become frequent victims of wage theft and other abuses. Some are injured on the job and never get proper medical care nor compensation. We explore the extent of the problem with a legal, bi-national expert.
Guest: Jessica Stender, Legal Director, Center for Migrant Rights, Mexico City, http://www.cdmigrante.org/
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