- Category: Latest
- Published: 20 September 2011
Article by Kenneth Quinnell at Crooks and Liars: Tobacco Laborers Denied Basic Human Rights in the U.S.
Includes this video:
Excerpt: "The report [by Oxfam and Farm Labor Organizing Committee], 'A State of Fear,' shows that one in four tobacco farm workers is paid less than the federal minimum wage. Many suffer from nicotine poisoning after absorbing nicotine through their bare skin." Link to Oxfam report
An excellent comment: "I'll bet those workers only have $400,000 after feeding their families and paying all their expenses, too. What kind of life is that?"
Similar article by by Laura Clawson at Daily Kos: NC tobacco workers face below-minimum wages and abusive working and living conditions. Lots of good comments.