KRGV – Farmworkers Sue over Violations of Labor Rights

Twenty migrant farmworkers have filed a lawsuit against Iowa-based seed corn producer Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. for violating their labor and employment rights last summer.  Represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and Indiana Legal Services (ILS), the workers were employed by Pioneer during the summer of 2009 to work corn fields in Indiana. In their lawsuit, the workers complain that they were lied to regarding their earnings and returned to the Rio Grande Valley with only a fraction of what they had been promised.

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