Wheelock Mountain Farm is excited to spread the word about Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante's newest campaign to ensure that Vermont dairy workers have dignified working conditions.
We have a lot of change ahead if we're to live up to our state's image of clean, green, and friendly. The fields and cows may be picturesque and the dairy products wholesome - but what about the lives of people producing this bounty?
In the Vermont dairy industry. . . 40% of dairy workers receive less than the VT minimum wage 20% have their first wages withheld; that's wage theft, folks 30% have to work seven or more hours without a break to eat 30% have had mostly preventable workplace injuries or illnesses Many workers work 12-14 hour days without a day of rest Many workers live in deplorable housing conditions
Please follow these links to learn more and to TAKE ACTION.