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Workers’ Rights

In the ceaseless push for profits, corporate accountability and safety often take a back seat.
Criminal Justice

Sexual abuse of female farmworkers

Last year, a collaborative investigation pulled back the curtain on sexual abuse of female farmworkers, revealing persistent peril for women working in the food industry. One farmworker agreed to share her story.

Criminal Justice

Harassment suit against egg farm brings settlement, but no charges

The exact scope of sexual violence and harassment against agricultural workers is impossible to pinpoint. An estimated 560,000 women work on U.S. farms.Andres Cediel/Investigative Reporting Program   For about six years as she labored alone in a hen house on a central Washington egg farm, Maria said she was sexually abused repeatedly by her supervisor.

Jul 7, 2013
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