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Farmworker advocates send “valentines” to Labor Commish

North Carolina’s Farmworker Advocacy Network is promoting a fun new Valentine’s Day initiative in which it calls on caring North Carolinians to ask State Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry to “quit breaking our hearts.”

This is from the website:

“We want to tell Cherie Berry that she is “breaking our heart” this Valentine’s Day with her department’s responses that fall shockingly short of addressing the concerns about enforcement of farmworker protections raised by farmworker advocates. For example, the agency brushed off an official complaint (CASPA) filed by NC attorneys with the US Department of Labor last year that cites the NCDOL’s failings.

And more recently, when concerned members of the public mailed Christmas cards to Berry’s office asking for serious examination of farmworker hazards in the fields, all they received in return was a generic letter stating that the department “is committed to enforcing the[law]”, which contradicts the department’s record of routinely neglecting to enforce it.

We believe the NCDOL should do more than that–lives depend on it. Read more about the NCDOL’s patterns of inconsistent record-keeping and classification of law violations, 100% downward negotiation of fines, and failure to inspect the worst migrant camps here : Background and Facts.

Click here for more info.


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