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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      Latest News

      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP is very excited to participate in the Expungement event & Immigration information, by Fiesta Del Sol.
      Saturday from 8am to 4pm located at Benito Juarez Academy.
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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP added 3 new photos.

      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP, Executive Director, AlexandraSossa Flap doing outreach. Thanks to the Support of many foundations in Northern Illinois.
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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP added 2 new photos.

      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP conducting Outreach.
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      Immigrant, migrant, and seasonal workers in Northern Illinois do not complain about workers conditions because they are afraid of losing their jobs or simply do not know the scope of their legal rights as employees. ... See MoreSee Less

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      Community Education workshops attendees who believe they have a claim can discuss the matter in confidence with a Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP staff. If the claim is valid, legal assistance will be provided at no cost to the plaintiff. ... See MoreSee Less

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      Gracias al Consulado General de México en Chicago por dejar a Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP participar los Lunes en la ventanilla laboral, y poder platicar con nuestra linda comunidad. ... See MoreSee Less

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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP will be conducting Outreach today. Appreciating the wonderful opportunity to be able to talk to all the workers. ... See MoreSee Less

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