Farm Labor Conditions

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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 this Cesar Chavez Day, we get an update on conditions for farmworkers in California.


Maisie Greenawalt, vice president of the Bon Appetit Management Company

Don Villarejo, founder and director emeritus of the California Institute for Rural Studies

Manuel Cunha, president of the Nisei Farmers League

Erik Nicholson, national vice president of United Farm Workers

Barry Bedwell, president of the California Grape and Tree Fruit League

Juan Santiago, president of the Central Valley Youth Association and former farmworker