AFL-CIO http://wunc.org en The State of Migrant Tobacco Workers http://wunc.org/post/state-migrant-tobacco-workers <p>A new report released yesterday takes a close-up look at the state of workers in North Carolina’s tobacco fields.</p><p>The report – “A State of Fear – Human Rights Abuses in North Carolina’s Tobacco Industry” was produced by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and Oxfam America.&nbsp; It includes interviews with migrant farm workers, mostly undocumented and representatives of the tobacco industry.</p><p><br>Baldemar Velasquez is president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee AFL-CIO. He says the only way to better the lives of the tobacco workers is for industry to step in.</p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7440 at http://wunc.org