FLAP – Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

FLAP – Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project

FLAP provides landscaper and farmworker legal services across Illinois.

    FLAP's Mission

    Many thanks to everyone who helped make possible
    The 2016 Beckman Farmworker Advocate of the Year Award Fundraiser!

      The mission of the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) is to improve working conditions for migrant and seasonal workers in the agricultural and landscaping industries in Illinois. FLAP carries out this mission through:

      Our clients are the thousands of individuals who travel to Illinois to harvest the different crops we eat, grow the plants that adorn our urban and suburban gardens, and maintain these landscapes. They are primarily men and women who have immigrated to this country from Latin America. They labor 10-12 hour days exposed to heatstroke, dehydration, pesticides, injury and hazardous working conditions.

      Migrant and seasonal workers in Illinois' agricultural and landscaping industries are one of the most marginalized group of workers in the nation. Despite their many contributions to our society these men and women are often victims of abuse. Employers, for example, refuse to pay them overtime, or any wages at all, for their hard work. Many of our clients also suffer injuries without receiving any compensation. Such abuses jeopardize the well-being of our clients, their families and their communities. FLAP specializes in recovering owed wages for these workers.

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      "... I would never have moved forward with the case if FLAP had not stood by my side every step of the way. I would never have known that I had the ability to fight for my rights. ." -Gloria, former client.

      call us with your questions! (815)909-0362/ (847) 668-2114
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      FLAP serves an estimated 100,000 migrant and seasonal workers, farmworkers, landscape workers, packinghouse workers, cannery workers, and meat and poultry workers. Those that live in Kane county can Call us with your questions! (847) 668-2114 /(815) 909- 0362 ... See MoreSee Less

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      FLAP is the only organization in Northern Illinois, and one of only a handful in the U.S. that seeks justice for migrant and seasonal workers, at no cost to them, regardless of their immigration status. ... See MoreSee Less

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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP accomplishes it mission doing Outreach, Community Education, Referrals, Community Legal Education and Litigation. Please call us with your questions (847) 668-2114 and support us! ... See MoreSee Less

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      This Saturday in Bolingbrook! Day of the Immigrant Celebration! Los esperamos! ... See MoreSee Less

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      The average farmworker-landscaper family served by FLAP earns between $10,000 and $14,000 a year--well below the poverty level, according to the 2013 Poverty Level Guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Thanks to Consulado General de México we are able to continue serving more workers in more parts of Illinois. Call us with your questions (847) 668-2114 / (815) 909-0362 ... See MoreSee Less

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