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Published: 7/27/2014


FLOC roundtable event

British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan talked at a roundtable event discussing the two-day-long tour of migrant laborer camps between Dudley and Raleigh, North Carolina. The event was organized by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC). The two Members of Parliament toured three migrant camps. FLOC is currently running a campaign to unionize tobacco laborers in North Carolina. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, center right, and Ian Lavery, right, listen as FLOC intern organizer Luis Ruiz, left, discusses his experiences volunteering to organize migrant workers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, center right, and Ian Lavery, right, listen as FLOC intern organizer Luis Ruiz, left,...
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UFCW Local 1208 member Laura Jacobs, of Tar Heel, North Carolina, center, listens as British Member of Parliament James Sheridan address the more than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies in attendance of the Sunday, July 28, 2014 round table event in Raleigh, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo UFCW Local 1208 member Laura Jacobs, of Tar Heel, North Carolina, center, listens as British Member of Parliament James Sheridan ...
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British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery address the more than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies in attendance of the Sunday, July 27, 2014 roundtable event in Raleigh, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery address the more than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies in attendance of the ...
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British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, left, and FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, right, listen as British Member of Parliament James Sheridan, center, addresses the more than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies in attendance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, left, and FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, right, listen as British Member of Parliament James ...
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Durham, North Carolina, resident Tim Buskey, center, listens as British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery addresses the more than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies in attendance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Durham, North Carolina, resident Tim Buskey, center, listens as British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery addresses the more than 100 ...
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More than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies attended a Sunday, July 27, 2014 round table event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo More than 100 FLOC members, supporters and allies attended a Sunday, July 27, 2014 round table event.
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British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, left, and Ian Lavery pause after touring the living quarters of a migrant laborer camp Sunday, July 27, 2014, near Benson, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Members of Parliament James Sheridan, left, and Ian Lavery pause after touring the living quarters of a migrant laborer ...
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FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, left, speaks with a migrant worker, who agreed to be photographed but declined to be named, outside the cinder block building where he lives. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, left, speaks with a migrant worker, who agreed to be photographed but declined to be named,...
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The living area of a migrant camp was one stop during a tour given to highlight the conditions in which migrant workers live. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The living area of a migrant camp was one stop during a tour given to highlight the conditions in which migrant workers live.
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Shoes sit atop a window air conditioning unit at a migrant workers camp near Benson, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Shoes sit atop a window air conditioning unit at a migrant workers camp near Benson, North Carolina.
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British Member of Parliament James Sheridan, left, FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, center, and British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, right, tour a migrant laborer camp outside Benson, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament James Sheridan, left, FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, center, and British Member of Parliament Ian Lavery, right,...
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A migrant camp is tucked behind a line of trees, out of view of anyone driving along the nearby road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A migrant camp is tucked behind a line of trees, out of view of anyone driving along the nearby road.
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British Member of Parliament James Sheridan tours the bathroom facility inside the living quarters of a migrant laborer camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament James Sheridan tours the bathroom facility inside the living quarters of a migrant laborer camp.
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The kitchen area in a migrant camp was open during a tour given to highlight the conditions in which migrant workers live. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The kitchen area in a migrant camp was open during a tour given to highlight the conditions in which migrant workers live.
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A basketball net hangs in between a migrant workers camp and a field outside Benson, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A basketball net hangs in between a migrant workers camp and a field outside Benson, North Carolina.
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A migrant camp is set back behind a field outside Benson, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A migrant camp is set back behind a field outside Benson, North Carolina.
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British Member of Parliament James Sheridan, center, pauses after touring the living quarters in a migrant laborer camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Member of Parliament James Sheridan, center, pauses after touring the living quarters in a migrant laborer camp.
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A sleeping area housing seven men is part of a migrant camp hidden from the nearby roadway by a line of thick trees. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sleeping area housing seven men is part of a migrant camp hidden from the nearby roadway by a line of thick trees.
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FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez stands in the kitchen area of a cinderblock building that houses migrant laborers during a two-day-long tour of several laborer camps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez stands in the kitchen area of a cinderblock building that houses migrant laborers during a two-...
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FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez pauses during an interview to reflect on his organization's efforts to unionize tobacco workers outside Raleigh, North Carolina. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez pauses during an interview to reflect on his organization's efforts to unionize tobacco workers outside Raleigh,...
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British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, talks with a migrant worker with the help of FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez during a tour of migrant laborer camps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, talks with a migrant worker with the help of FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez ...
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A sleeping area housing seven men is part of a migrant camp hidden from the nearby roadway by a line of thick trees. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sleeping area housing seven men is part of a migrant camp hidden from the nearby roadway by a line of thick trees.
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Communal toilets and a bucket of used toilet paper serve as the men's bathroom inside a migrant workers living area. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Communal toilets and a bucket of used toilet paper serve as the men's bathroom inside a migrant workers living area.
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A Mexican migrant worker, who declined to be named, left, shows British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, and James Sheridan, right, the communal bathroom in the cinder-block building where he and other migrant workers live. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Mexican migrant worker, who declined to be named, left, shows British Members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, and James ...
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Handwritten payment slips, delivered to migrant workers, are inspected during a tour of migrant laborer camps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Handwritten payment slips, delivered to migrant workers, are inspected during a tour of migrant laborer camps.
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FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, left, speaks with a migrant worker, who agreed to be photographed but declined to be named, center, outside the cinder block building where he lives. Enlarge | Buy This Photo FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez, left, speaks with a migrant worker, who agreed to be photographed but declined to be named,...
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Debris litters a migrant camp, which is hidden from the nearby roadway by a thick tree line. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Debris litters a migrant camp, which is hidden from the nearby roadway by a thick tree line.
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