The Migrant Program at Legal Action of Wisconsin helps protect the rights of migrant workers—such as being paid as promised. The Migrant Project represented several workers who were recruited in Texas to harvest cucumbers in Wisconsin. When the workers arrived, they were told that there wasn’t any work for them—this is in violation of state and federal laws that require growers to adhere to promises made when recruiting migrant workers.
The workers had no money to return home, and the grower told them they had to move out of the migrant camp. After Legal Action contacted the grower, the workers were allowed to stay until the grower agreed to pay them the wages they would have earned.