Investigative Fund – A Victory for New Mexico’s Chileros

Chile pickers in New Mexico who perform work that is as precarious as it is exhausting — and who are victims of an epidemic of wage theft, as In These Times and The Investigative Fund reported in December — have won a tentative victory. For years, contratistas (labor contractors) and growers in New Mexico believed they were exempt from paying farmworkers the state’s minimum wage of $7.50 an hour.

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