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) 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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      Jo Davies County Workers, FLAP encourages you to call us with any questions regarding potential violations to your rights at work. 815-909-0362 or 847-668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      FLAP staff travels to different populations in Illinois to inform potential clients . McHenry County Residents can reach FLAP staff at 815-909-0362 or 847-668-2114 . ... See MoreSee Less

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      There are an estimated 30,000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Illinois, they come to plant and harvest our crops. Despite their many contributions to our society they remain one of the most vulnerable employees in our workforce. Visit www.flapillinois.org/donate/ to make a online tax deductible donation to support FLAP's mission and work. ... See MoreSee Less

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      The population FLAP serves is not going to ask for help, we have to approach them and offer our services. Many are poorly educated, unfamiliar with local customs and legal procedures, and hesitant to complain about anything. Support our work so that we may continue serving those who need it. Visit www.flapillinois.org ... See MoreSee Less

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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP at Consulado General de México en Chicago.

      FLAP's paralegal , Ofelia Amante, at the Consulado General de Mexico this morning. Please join FLAP Monday mornings for Community Education where we give information regarding your Rights at Work.
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      FLAP's clients consist of the thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and landscapers in Illinois. They come to plant and harvest our crops, and to grow and maintain the trees, shrubs, and grass, which adorn our yards. Many are provided with substandard if not hazardous housing. To learn more about our work, our clients and how you can support our mission please visit www.flapillinois.org ... See MoreSee Less

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      Lake County Workers - - Do you get paid below minimum wage? Are you a victim of wage theft? Potential violations to your rights at work may exist and you need someone to talk to? Please call FLAP at 815-909-0362 or 847-668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      Lake County Workers - - Do you get paid below minimum wage? Are you a victim of wage theft? Potential violations to your rights at work may exist and you need someone to talk to? Please call FLAP at 815-909-0362 or 847-668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      Are you a victim of wage theft? Do you have questions regarding your Rights at Work? If you live in Lee County call FLAP with your concerns. If you have a legitimate case you will have access to quality pro bono litigation services. 815-909-0362 or 847-668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      FLAP appreciates the great opportunity to serve the immigrants, seasonal and migrant community in the area, 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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