Farm Labor Organizing Committee

Federal court strikes down NC law that barred farmworkers from seeking union representation via lawsuit settlements

BY: - September 16, 2021

A federal district court judge on Wednesday entered a permanent injunction against a provision from the North Carolina Farm Act of 2017 that invalidated lawsuit settlements in which parties agree to recognize union representation of farmworkers as part of the agreement. The challenged provision was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by […]

North Carolina has a plan to get COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farmworkers. Its success will be crucial to protecting workers’ health. 

BY: - March 4, 2021

This month, thousands of migrant workers will begin the hard work of planting, tending and harvesting crops in North Carolina farm fields. The state Department of Health and Human Services, farmworker health groups, employers, and medical clinics plan to make COVID-19 vaccines available to workers whose close living conditions make for the easy spread of the coronavirus.

Farm labor union again suing U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of tobacco workers

BY: - March 4, 2020

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a labor union representing 10,000 agricultural workers in North Carolina and the Midwest, is again suing the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of tobacco farm workers. On Thursday the committee and lawyers from the legal non-profit Public Citizen will file a claim in federal court to compel the release […]