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Home : Services : Farmworkers

Farmworkers


We help migrant, seasonal, and year-round farmworkers throughout the state.  Our goals are to ensure that farmworkers:

  • Receive all the wages they have earned
  • Are lawfully and fairly recruited with full disclosures from employers about wages and working conditions
  • Receive employer-provided housing that is safe, clean, and meets legal standards
  • Receive guaranteed worker rights, including for H-2A workers and U.S. co-workers

Most often, the Farmworker Project handles these types of cases: 

  • Wage claims
  • Enforcement of state and federal migrant protection laws
  • Substandard housing
  • Health and safety in the workplace, including sexual harassment 
  • Unemployment benefits claims

If you are a farmworker with a civil legal problem, contact our Farmworker project.

You may call the Farmworker Project Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at: 

  • 855-947-2529 (toll free)
  • 920-279-7025 (accepts text messages and Whatsapp)

2023 Dairy Worker Study: Legal and Community Assessment

The Legal Action of Wisconsin Farmworker Project partnered with the University of Wisconsin– Madison School for Workers in the development, implementation, and analysis of a qualitative community priority assessment of dairy workers in Wisconsin. The research project was conducted between November 2021 to April 1, 2023. The research showed Wisconsin dairy workers face unique hardships caused by this industry’s year-round work demands, danger in its occupations, placement of farms in mostly rural and isolated regions, and its dependence on a racialized, predominantly Latin American immigrant and mostly unauthorized workforce. Additionally, the assessment provides recommendations on how the Farmworker Project could better support dairy farmworker communities and leverage it’s legal expertise to advance community goals and address community needs.

You can read the study by clicking the PDF link below.