Donate to Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project -Ayuda para Trabajadores-
Dear family and friends of the low-income immigrant workers,
Since its incorporation FLAP has filed 204 cases and sent 77 demand letters, totaling more than 4.4 million dollars in back wages and damages for immigrant workers. This year, in addition to filing and settling cases for unpaid overtime and work off-the-clock on behalf of low income workers, FLAP is working towards settlement of lawsuits that involve hundreds of workers who will receive a monetary benefit for uniform and tool deductions they experienced during the course of their employment. FLAP is working hard to continue and expand its services; the staff and attorneys we partner with are working on preparing several new cases for filing.
Why is FLAP’s mission, to improve working conditions, so important? Low-income workers represented by FLAP are subject to many violations in the workplace, which include nonpayment of wages, unauthorized wage deductions, illegal pesticide exposure, hazardous housing, unsanitary and dangerous working conditions, discrimination, and workplace injuries. Although the potential violations are numerous, there is a true lack of awareness on the part of our client base regarding their rights at work, their access to representation, and their options.
We depend on people like you to make charitable, tax-deductible donations to help bring a brighter future to the workers who put food on our table. Please join us in the fight against wage theft, human labor trafficking and other unfair and illegal employment practices! Today we need your support more than ever!
FLAP's EIN is 36-4306362.
Please help the FLAP carry on its mission by making an online tax deductible donation using the form below and clicking on the donate button.
If you prefer to write a check, please make the check payable to FLAP and mail the check to:
33 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Thanks for your invaluable support!
FLAP Executive Director receives IHRC Foundation Award
On Friday, March 29, 2019 Alexandra Sossa, FLAP Executive Director received the Foundation Award from the Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC) for her commitment in promoting and cultivating women’s rights, freedom and achievement in Illinois during Women’s History Month.
Foundations and Donors Recognition
FLAP is grateful for the past and present support of The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Arbella Restaurant, Beckman family, Chicago Bar Foundation, Chicago Community Trust Foundation –Nuestro Futuro- Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, Community Health Partnership of Illinois, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Community Foundation of Will County, DeKalb County Community Foundation, DuPage County Bar Foundation, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Equal Justice America, Evanston Community Foundation, Florida Coastal School of Law, Inc., Full Circle Foundation, Helen Brach Foundation, Illinois Bar Foundation, Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lake County Community Foundation, Lawyers Trust Fund, McHenry County Community Foundation, Mexican Consulate in Chicago, Peggy Browning Fund, Public Interest Law Initiative, Prado and Renteria Foundation, Rochelle Area Community Foundation, TANTA Restaurant, United Church of Christ, United Way of Will County, United Way of Rock River Valley and Individual, institutional and corporate donors, and the contribution of The Board of Directors, young professionals board, Staff, Attorneys, partners and volunteers who make our work possible.