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FLAP – Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project

FLAP provides landscaper and farmworker legal services across Illinois.

    FLAP's Mission

    Join us for the Beckman Farmworker Advocate of the Year Award at THE TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company on July 24, 2017. TICKETS HERE

      The mission of the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)- Ayuda para Trabajadores- is to improve working conditions for migrant and seasonal workers in Illinois, including low-income farmworkers, landscapers, snow plowing workers,  packinghouse workers, cannery workers, and meat and poultry workers end their households.  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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      At Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP Chicago, downtown office getting ready for the 7th Beckman Farmworker Advocate of the Year Fundraiser on Monday at Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary. We are expecting 100 people! We hope that you join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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      Atencion Trabajadores de South Barrington!!!!! EL Consulado sobre Ruedas y FLAP estara en su area dando informacion sobre sus derechos en el trabajo. Llamenos si tiene preguntas (847) 668-2114

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      Atencion Trabajadores de South Barrington!!!!! EL Consulado sobre Ruedas y FLAP estara en su area dando informacion sobre sus derechos en el trabajo. Llamenos si tiene preguntas (847) 668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      We are just three days away from our 7th Annual Beckman Farmworker Advocate of the Year Award Fundraiser on July 24th. Get your ticket today to attend the Beckman Farmworker Advocate of the year award!!! $50 General in Advance, $70 at the door (2 days before the event), $20 for students.
      Your financial contribution will help us to continue with our mission to provide free-of-charge outreach, community education, referrals and quality legal representation to those who do not have access to federally-funded services or cannot afford an attorney.
      Together we can make a difference. We thank you for your support.
      Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary
      2607 W 17th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
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      “We leave many things behind when we come to this country, but hope is never one of them. We work many hours straight, sweating under the sun, without being allowed to drink enough water, all for meager wages. But those wages are all we have. Some attorneys might think a week’s pay that we never received for our hard work is not worth a lawsuit. That money, however, is the only source of sustenance that my family and I have for the next month. FLAP understood this and helped us fight for our rights.”
      -- Former FLAP client

      Please continue to support our mission to fight for workers' rights by coming to our annual Beckman Awards Fundraiser at Lagunitas on July 24 at 5:30 pm!!
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      Our Executive Director, AlexandraSossa Flap at the Mexican Consulate delivering Know your Rights presentations yesterday. Call us if you have questions (847) 668-2114.
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      Every Monday and Tuesday from 9am-12am at the Mexican Consulate FLAP provides Community Education touching base about the rights at the work place! Please share this information with your family and friends looking to visit the Mexican consulate
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