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Purser, Ortiz Valdez release report on treatment of dairy farmworkers

Jun 2, 2017

Milked: Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers in New York State

Carly Fox, Rebecca Fuentes, Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, Gretchen Purser & Kathleen Sexsmith

Worker Justice Center of New York,Workers’ Center of Central New York, June 2017

Gretchen Purser and Fabiola Ortiz ValdezGretchen Purser and Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Maxwell, co-authored a report, "Milked: Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers in New York State," that was released on June 1, 2017, the start of National Dairy Month. The report looks at the treatment and working conditions of immigrant laborers who work in milking parlors and barns in New York State. 

Read the report here.

Multiple media outlets covered the release of the report. "Upstate immigrant dairy farm workers report injuries and intimidation"

WAER: "New Report: Dairy Farmworkers Face Unbearable Hours, Unsafe Working and Living Conditions"

WRVO: "New report surveys immigrant dairy workers"

WSYR-TV: "New Study Highlights Immigrant Farmworker Conditions" and "Newsmakers: Researchers discuss treatment of immigrant dairy farmworkers in the state"

North County Public Radio: "Cows over care? Hispanic workers document abuse on dairy farms in new survey"

LaJornada (Mexico): "Thousands of Mexicans, exploited by dairy industry in NY"