Become a Worker's Rights Ambassador in your community
Beginning in April, CATA will be launching a new training program in Spanish designed to train community members and leaders in topics associated with Workers' Rights in New Jersey!
"Violations of workers' rights are too common in our community. We hope that by having more people who understand how to respond to questions about workplace issues and who to call, more people will stand up for their rights and denounce workplace violations.
We are excited to embark on a more in-depth training of community members on these issues that impact so many," said Jessica Culley, CATA's General Coordinator.
If you want more information on this training program, please get in touch with Jessica at email@example.com.
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Health, economic disparities continue to affect coronavirus hot spots
“Current data collection masks infections in the meat- and poultry-processing industry, which nationally have been a covid-19 hot spot,” said Leila Borrero-Krouse, community outreach organizer of CATA’s Farmworker Support Committee in Maryland. Via The Washington Post.
Leila Borrero-Krouse, community outreach organizer of CATA’s Farmworker Support Committee, picks a cantaloupe that she later delivered, along with other produce, to poultry workers who live in Salisbury, Md. (Vanessa G. Sanchez/The Washington Post)
Mental health of migrant workers now in focus
“I was going through a depression … because of my education,” he said. Aquino-Huerta worked 16-hour shifts at a greenhouse so he could pay to attend classes at Rowan. “It … just depressed me because I didn’t have anybody to rely on. So it was hard … I just never really spoke about it with anybody because I … felt like nobody around me was able to relate.” Via NJ Spotlight News
Aug. 11, 2022: Edgar Aquino-Huerta, a farmworker organizer at El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA) and Luciano Perez-Lopez photographed in Hammonton. Perez-Lopez is working in the U.S. on a H-2A visa.