FLAP – Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

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 Luncheon at the Tap Room on July 24, 2017.

      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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      The mission of the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP), Ayuda para Trabajadores, is to improve working conditions for migrant and seasonal workers, including low-income farmworkers, landscapers, snow plowing workers, packinghouse workers, cannery workers, and meat and poultry workers and their families in Illinois. FLAP carries out this mission through outreach, litigation, community legal education, community education, referrals and partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking. ... See MoreSee Less

      Representatives from FLAP were happy to join with legal services agencies and law firms across Chicago to celebrate PILI and the support they lend to legal services community last night! ... See MoreSee Less

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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP shared Aileen Ocana's video.

      Aileen Ocana
      Alexandra Sossa, FLAP Executive Director first came to FLAP in summer, 2001. She has played an instrumental role in the success of FLAP. Through this project, she has educated low income clients of their rights, developed working relationships with various organizations in the northern and western counties of Illinois, and has helped employment attorneys providing legal assistance to a countless number of immigrants, migrant and seasonal workers in the area. Check out her interview with radio host of Amor 106.7, Aileen Ocana!
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      Conoce tus derechos como trabajador! Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP

      Too often, immigrant, migrant, and seasonal workers in Northern Illinois, 99 % of whom are low-income and Latino, become victims of wage theft, have expenses deducted illegally from their pay; or are provided with substandard housing. ... See MoreSee Less

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      FLAP appreciates the opportunity to serve the immigrants, seasonal and migrant community in Illinois, sharing our skills and expertise with people who otherwise would not have access to legal information and representation. Please call us with questions regarding Rights at Work, we are here to help. 815-909-0362 or 847-668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      The mission of the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP), Ayuda para Trabajadores, is to improve working conditions for migrant and seasonal workers, including low-income farmworkers, landscapers, snow plowing workers, packinghouse workers, cannery workers, and meat and poultry workers and their families in Illinois. FLAP carries out this mission through outreach, litigation, community legal education, community education, referrals and partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking. ... See MoreSee Less

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