Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker

Discrimination or Protection: Migrant farm workers push back on state's COVID-19 testing mandate

‘Why only us?': Migrant farm workers push back on state's COVID-19 testing mandate

The State of Michigan mandated COVID-19 testing due to several outbreaks on farms throughout Michigan. Between May 1 and early July, 2020 there were 102 cases linked to two farms in the Oceana County, according to Bridge Magazine,

Ottawa County: Video shows racist tirade against migrant worker

Travis Schoenborn, an employee of the EDS Schoenborn Orchard in Ottawa County has been charged with assault after a tirade against a migrant worker. The incident which was caught on tape by a co-worker, occurred July 2020 at the EDS Schoenborn Orchard in Ottawa County’s Tallmadge Township. Police reports allege that Schoenborn spit on a migrant worker after calling him racist slurs and humiliating him in front of his coworkers. (per WOOD8)

Alberto Flores

Alberto Flores is a founding member of LLEAD.  Flores served as the Acting Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.