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Transcript of Agricultural Exceptionalism!
What is it
Allowing them to be put under
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935.
About every state that has a farm, which include
the Fight continue
Where is this happening?
1. the lower the cost, the higher the profit
2. most of farm workers are
, they are easy to exploit
3. farm workers has
low skill levels
4. high demand for fresh agricultural product
The Hardship continue today
The legislators were still in favor to grower, and not being
for helping farm workers or
what WE can do!!
- the act of farm workers from labor laws
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Child Labor Laws
in the Agricultural Production Industry
(2.) the Grower
of the farm
usually do not engage in daily production
often supported by grower to
NLRA stated the basic right of employees:
into trade unions
engage in collective
for better terms and conditions at work, and
take collective action including
and... The Act does not apply to workers who are
then, The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
in certain jobs
most employment of minors
and the FLSA
cover farm workers
California is by far the state with the
number of farm workers in the U.S.
400,000 to 1.1 million farm workers
80,000 farms in CA
“We don't need perfect political systems;
we need perfect participation."
--UFW founder Cesar E. Chavez
Even though there is more
to the situation, there is still a lot of farm worker
across the state
They are still being mistreated, exploited and
e.g. male farm workers were kept in
, shacks and trucks on their property. The workers were
, beaten and forced to work on farms (Florida, 2008)
Farmworkers are and always have been
from U.S. fair labor standards and are prevented from unionizing.
You and Me!!
some of them
together and fight against injustice
1). United Farm Workers (UFW)
founded by César Chávez at
2). Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
for act/law that improve life of farm workers
maximum working hour
more hygienic working environment
get involved!! Spread the word!!
Thank you! :D
use the economical power of consumers
provide economic incentives for grower to treat farm workers better
to organizations like,