Farm Workers on the Eastern Shore

Each year, thousands of migrant farmworkers, many here from Mexico and Central/South America on H-2a visas, arrive on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. They live in employer-owned “camps” hidden away off the main roads and are bused to and from the fields where they harvest much of the produce—tomatoes, potatoes, melons—that line our grocery store shelves.

Our farmworker team of Community Organizers and Attorneys have been working with migrant worker communities for years, providing much-needed information on their legal rights as well as working with them to demand unpaid wages, access medical help, apply for workers compensation, and more.  

Click the image below to explore a photo essay about one Eastern Shore tomato farm labor camp. 

Farmworkers

Read more about the work with migrant farm workers here

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