These things can change: wages and working conditions in agriculture

by David Bacon

Strikers put up a barrier on the road into the labor camp ot Sakuma Brothers Farms in Burlington, Wash..

In 2013, Rosario Ventura and her husband Isidro Silva were strikers at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Burlington, Wash. In the course of three months in 2013, over 250 workers walked out of the fields several times, as their anger grew over their wages and the conditions in the labor camp where they lived.