Help stop farm worker abuse in Georgia.
Hello, my name is Alma Young and I am the Georgia coordinator for the UFW Foundation
. I started working with UFW Foundation because, as a former farm worker, I directly experienced the injustices that farm workers go through.
As a coordinator, I hear directly from the men and women who work in the fields. Many domestic and H-2A workers have shared details about unsafe working and housing conditions that put their lives at risk. Georgia employers are notorious for widespread workplace violations, including wage theft, lack of toilets, and failure to provide drinking water. They need to be held accountable.
That's why on July 25th, I joined five farm workers and UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres in speaking with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh about the conditions farm workers face, including the lack of drinking water and toilets in workplaces and the need to reform the H-2A agricultural guest worker program. We have seen cases of human trafficking, rape, and even death of farm workers in the H-2A program.
According to a USA Today
article that quotes UFW Foundation, Georgia DOL officials were reportedly bribed by an alleged criminal organization to approve housing for H-2A workers. The criminal organization is "accused of subjecting farm workers to forced labor and degrading living conditions, including housing dozens in a single-room trailer without safe drinking or cooking water."
You can help spark change and bring awareness to the increasing number of human rights violations happening in Georgia by donating to the UFW Foundation. Every dollar you donate will be used to fund direct service, advocacy efforts, and outreach to build organizing power so we can push for labor protections in Georgia.
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. Together, we can keep "All Eyes on Georgia" and help protect the human rights of farm workers.