Across the United States, prison inmates have planned strikes against state-imposed forced labor.
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We have been around for more than thirty years, and over that time we have become experts in our field. 1975: Friends of Farmworkers was formed as a project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania as the “Farmworkers Civil Liberties Project”. 1977: Friends of Farmworkers was established as a tax-exempt non-profit association. 1979-81: Friends of Farmworkers incorporated and adopted its current name. Over the years, FOF has provided direct legal assistance to thousands of individuals focusing in employment, housing and public entitlements. FOF has also trained and provided education to other organizations on the legal rights of farmworkers, mushroom workers, landscaping workers and food processing workers.
Friends of Farmworkers improves the living and working conditions of vulnerable low wage farmworkers, mushroom workers, landscaping workers, and food processing workers in Pennsylvania. We do this through the provision of Legal Services, Education, and Advocacy.
We advance our mission by providing free legal representation on employment-related issues to eligible Pennsylvania workers. We also provide community education on legal rights for migrant and immigrant workers throughout the Commonwealth.