Labor Café: "Farm and Food Workers During the Pandemic"


Location: Virtual Event

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Labor Curious? Visit the Labor Café, where ND talks work!

The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers, and workplaces. What rights and protections should those who work for others have? What's the proper role for government in the economy? How should we address enduring problems of inequality, poverty, and lack of opportunity? And what does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about these labor questions? Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are entertained.


Farm & Food Workers during the Pandemic


Stasia Reisinger (ND '21), Just Wage Research Assistant

Leo Lopez, Worker Rights and Protection Project, Indiana Legal Services


Anastasia Reisinger, "Quintessential Workers: Demanding Human Dignity for Farm Labor," The Labor Question Today (The Higgins Labor Program Blog), Jun. 8, 2020

Kimberly Kindy, “More than 200 meat plant workers in the U.S. have died of covid-19. Federal regulators just issued two modest fines.” Washington Post, Sep. 13, 2020 

John Bowe, "The Immokalee Way: Protecting Farmworkers Amid a Pandemic," The Nation, Sep. 14, 2020 

Lilly Fowler, "Migrant workers leave WA farms, risking poverty instead of coronavirus," Crosscut, Sep. 14, 2020

"COVID's Hidden Toll," PBS Frontline, Jul. 21, 2020

Mary Kate McCoy, "Advocates Raise Alarm About Migrant Worker Safety Amid COVID-19," Wisconsin Public Radio, Apr. 15, 2020