KQED's Forum: Farm Labor Conditions

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A farmworker harvests lettuce near the border town of Calexico, California. Photo: Hector Mata/Getty
A farmworker harvests lettuce near the border town of Calexico, California. Photo: Hector Mata/Getty

A new report by the United Farm Workers and food service company Bon Appetit Management asserts that health and safety protections for U.S. farmworkers are inadequate and rarely enforced. On Cesar Chavez Day, Forum got an update on conditions for farmworkers in California.

Host: Scott Shafer

Original broadcast aired on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

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