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Published: 7/27/2014


FLOC organized tour

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), organized a tour Saturday, July 26, 2014, of a tobacco worker's home and a tobacco field near Dudley, North Carolina. U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) was joined by British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan for the tour, which was conducted by FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, not pictured, discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants as U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), left, British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, center, and Ian Lavery, right, inspect tobacco plants. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, not pictured, discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants as U.S Rep....
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Tobacco farmer Jerry Tyndall, left, talks with FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, center, during a tour Saturday, July 26, 2014, organized by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), of a tobacco worker's home and Mr. Tyndall's tobacco field near Dudley, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tobacco farmer Jerry Tyndall, left, talks with FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, center, during a tour Saturday, July 26, 2014, organized ...
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FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, left, discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants with AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, center, and U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), right, while leading a tour. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, left, discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants with AFL-CIO Executive Vice ...
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A tobacco worker who was brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA suckers tobacco plants. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A tobacco worker who was brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA suckers tobacco plants.
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Tobacco workers and their supporters cheer at the end of a town hall meeting put on by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), for workers to share their stories and concerns with union and political leaders. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tobacco workers and their supporters cheer at the end of a town hall meeting put on by the Farm Labor ...
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Santiago Garcia, left, talks with British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, as  FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, right, translates during a tour organized by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC). Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santiago Garcia, left, talks with British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, as FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, right, translates during ...
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 A tobacco worker who was brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA suckers and tops tobacco plants. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A tobacco worker who was brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA suckers and tops ...
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A tobacco worker who was brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA takes a break from laboring. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A tobacco worker who was brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA takes a break ...
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A window is blocked off inside an unairconditioned  single wide trailer where five men live near Dudley, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A window is blocked off inside an unairconditioned single wide trailer where five men live near Dudley, North Carolina.
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Change, a razor and other personal items are stored on  a widow sill in the single wide trailer five tobacco workers share near Dudley, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Change, a razor and other personal items are stored on a widow sill in the single wide trailer five tobacco ...
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U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) pauses in a small bedroom of a single wide, without air conditioning, that houses five tobacco workers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) pauses in a small bedroom of a single wide, without air conditioning, that ...
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A single wide trailer serving as the home for five tobacco workers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A single wide trailer serving as the home for five tobacco workers.
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Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, left, pauses as he answers questions from FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, right, during a tour. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, left, pauses as he answers questions from FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, right, during ...
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FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants while leading a tour. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants while leading a tour....
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Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, discuses his worry over his inability to work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, discuses his worry over his inability to work.
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Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, discuses his worry over his inability to work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, discuses his worry over his inability to work.
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Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, discuses his worry over his inability to work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, discuses his worry over his inability to work.
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A couch sits outside a number of single wide trailers near an undocumented migrant worker's home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A couch sits outside a number of single wide trailers near an undocumented migrant worker's home.
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Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, pauses as he shares his worry over his inability to work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santiago Garcia, a tobacco worker from Guatemala, pauses as he shares his worry over his inability to work.
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British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, left, Ian Lavery, center left, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, center, and U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), center right, talk with tobacco farmer Jerry Tyndall, right. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, left, Ian Lavery, center left, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, center, and ...
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Four acres of tobacco near Dudley, North Carolina, are among those worked by documented migrants. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Four acres of tobacco near Dudley, North Carolina, are among those worked by documented migrants.
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Four acres of tobacco near Dudley, North Carolina, are among those worked by documented migrants. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Four acres of tobacco near Dudley, North Carolina, are among those worked by documented migrants.
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Tobacco workers who were brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA sucker tobacco plants Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tobacco workers who were brought to the United States on an agricultural guest worker program VISA sucker tobacco plants
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A small propane tank is rigged up to a single wide trailer where five undocumented migrant workers live near Dudley, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A small propane tank is rigged up to a single wide trailer where five undocumented migrant workers live near Dudley,...
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U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) remarks frustration at the small, outdoor sink which serves as tobacco workers only clothes washing facility near Dudley, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) remarks frustration at the small, outdoor sink which serves as tobacco workers only ...
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U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) remarks frustration at the small, outdoor sink which serves as tobacco workers only clothes washing facility near Dudley, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) remarks frustration at the small, outdoor sink which serves as tobacco workers only ...
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A tobacco worker's possessions were stored on the floor near one of four beds inside a single wide trailer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A tobacco worker's possessions were stored on the floor near one of four beds inside a single wide trailer.
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Children play outside across the street from four acres of tobacco where migrant workers labor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Children play outside across the street from four acres of tobacco where migrant workers labor.
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Tobacco workers and their supporters cheer at the end of a town hall meeting put on by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), for workers to share their stories and concerns with union and political leaders. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tobacco workers and their supporters cheer at the end of a town hall meeting put on by the Farm Labor ...
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British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters during a town hall meeting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters during a ...
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U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), center right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters during a town hall meeting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), center right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters ...
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British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters during a town hall meeting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters during a ...
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Biridiana Campos, center, takes a seat after speaking about her experience with female tobacco worker exploration during a town hall meeting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Biridiana Campos, center, takes a seat after speaking about her experience with female tobacco worker exploration during a town hall ...
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U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), center right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters during a town hall meeting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), center right, addresses a crowd of about 100 tobacco workers and their supporters ...
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Biridiana Campos, center, takes a seat after speaking about her experience with female tobacco worker exploration during a town hall meeting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Biridiana Campos, center, takes a seat after speaking about her experience with female tobacco worker exploration during a town hall ...
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