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We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized.

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Kit B. (276)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 5:28 pm

Great minds think alike. I submitted this story just a few hours ago. Get the word out have as many as possible read it, and understand. Today is a remembrance for the only true hero for these down trodden people, Cesar Chavez.
March 31, Cesar Chavez Day.

Carol H. (229)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 5:50 pm
noted, thank you Cal

Agnes N. (703)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 7:36 pm
Thanks Cal...

Sofia Loverdou (117)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:11 am
Noted, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 5:02 am
so true

ellen m. (220)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 5:54 am
I watched these workers as a kid in California, and even at a young age knew their treatment was wrong.
Please go to the UFW webpage and sign a few petitions :-)

Alice B. (241)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 2:26 pm
NOTED - Shared & told readers to go to UFW website & start actively being an ally to farm workers. USA non-union farm workers are CHATTEL SLAVES here in the USA.

Roger Garin-michaud (139)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 5:30 pm
noted thanks !

Birgitta S. (206)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:53 pm
Thanks for sharing this

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:42 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Monday April 2, 2012, 3:26 am

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Monday April 2, 2012, 4:39 am
OK, what can we do besides sign a petition?

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:56 pm
Lauren, there are at least two things that people can do.
1. Keep up with the United Farm Workers ( news. While they are still fighting for justice for the
workers.......Many of the owners are still as evil as ever.
2. Make a donation to the UFW. It does not have to be much. Even a small donation is appreciated.

Beverly C. (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 11:08 pm
We must lend our voices to the fight against the exploitation, injustice, and inhumanity which are everyday indignity and health issues cast upon farmworkers.

Terri Hughes (401)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:49 pm
This is VERY wrong to treat these poor people like slaves. Somebody has to do this job and they should NOT be treated like they are nothing. They SHOULD be treated decent and paid a good wage for the hard work they do. And this IS hard work. MOST people would NOT get out in these fields and work in the heat with no breaks and long hours. This is CRUELTY and it needs to STOP. Treat these people BETTER, they deserve it!!!!
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