labor trafficking

Sisters of St. Joseph call for better farmworking conditions

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers promotes fair treatment of farm workers. The Florida-based organization recently partnered with the Sisters of St. Joseph U.S. Federation to raise awareness of labor trafficking in the United States.

The working conditions on the tomato farm were extremely difficult. There was no access to water on hot days, no bathrooms in sight, and workers regularly experienced harassment at the hands of their bosses. The abuses were all too common, and workers felt they didn't have enough power to speak up.

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