Apr 20, 2020
About 2.4 million people are still working on this country’s farms. The migrants who make up a big portion of these workers are already some of the lowest paid people in the country and they are threatened by the Coronavirus, sleeping in crowded dorms as they move from one farm to another.
But the farm bosses say they are struggling. So the White House Chief of Staff and the Agriculture Secretary announced a plan to help out—they are trying to reduce wages for the 200,000 “foreign guest workers” even further! This will of course mean lower wages for all farmworkers.
Could it be any clearer which class the government serves?