Labor laws allow children as young as twelve years old to work in agriculture with their parent's consent. However, children of all ages can be found working in the fields.
Student Action with Farmworkers actualizes our vision through working on campaigns that aim to improve the living and working conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
We are actively engaged in the following three North Carolina campaigns:
The Adelante Education Coalition's
Access to Education Campaign
Adelante focuses on education issues affecting Latino and migrant students and their families in North Carolina. The coalition is a collaboration among nonprofit organizations that focus on advocacy and public policy, community organizing, and grassroots support.
The Farmworker Advocacy Network's
Harvest of Dignity Campaign
FAN is a statewide network of organizations that work to improve living and working conditions of field and poultry workers in North Carolina. Through the Harvest of Dignity Campaign, FAN is calling for safer places to live, safer places to work, and better enforcement of the law.
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee's
RJ Reynolds Campaign
FLOC is both a social movement and a labor union. Their immediate constituency is migrant workers in the agricultural industry, but they are also involved with immigrant workers, Latinos, local communities, and national and international coalitions concerned with justice.