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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      Hoy como cada ano, estaremos reunidos con el Consulado General de México en Chicago, agencias del gobierno y privadas para planear la semana de Derechos Laborales. Si usted siente que le han robado sus salarios llamenos! La mision de Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP es ayudarle! (847)668-2114 ... See MoreSee Less

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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP visits the Consulado General de México en Chicago every Monday to participate in the Ventanilla Laboral.
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      There will be absolutely no tolerance of any kind of any form of workers rights violations! Call us with your complaints (847)668-2114. ... See MoreSee Less

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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP's work on the McHenry area won't be possible without the amazing support of the McHenry County Community Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

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      our Executive Director, AlexandraSossa Flap, met yesterday in Witnnetka with Open Communities' staff to discuss their homesharing program and services. It was a very productive meeting!
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      Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP serves migrant and seasonal workers, nursery workers, farmworkers, landscape workers, packinghouse workers, cannery workers, and meat and poultry workers from an eighteen-country area of Northern Illinois: Cook, Lake, Du Page, Will, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle, DeKalb, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee, Carroll, Whiteside, Stephenson, and Jo Daviess. ... See MoreSee Less

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