March 29 – April 4, 2009 is National Farmworker Awareness Week.
We demand just living and working conditions for farmworkers and an end to unfair treatment under the law. We demand fairly harvested food.
Farm work is the third most dangerous job in the U.S., yet the people who plant and harvest our fruits and vegetables lack many of the basic worker protections that most of us take for granted. Things like overtime, unemployment insurance, even protection when joining a union are not guaranteed under federal law.
We are connected to farmworkers everyday because we all consume food– much of it planted and harvested by farmworkers, yet farmworkers remain largely invisible and continue to live and work in unacceptable conditions.
For more information, visit the campaign website.