A new report released yesterday takes a close-up look at the state of workers in North Carolina’s tobacco fields.
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. It includes interviews with migrant farm workers, mostly undocumented and representatives of the tobacco industry.
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.