farm·​work·​er | \ ˈfärm-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce farmworker (audio) \

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farmwork \ ˈfärm-​ˌwərk How to pronounce farmwork (audio) \ noun

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There are approximately two to three million people employed as farmworkers across the United States, the majority of whom were born in Mexico, according to the 2015-2016 National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). Teen Vogue, "Farmworker Women Facing Sexual Harassment are Offered Few Protections," 2 Apr. 2019 In the Central Valley city of Delano, known for its grapes and as a center of the farmworker movement, there is a sense of unease., "Today: The Dance With a Pariah Nation," 19 Apr. 2018 The New Jersey Business & Industry Association also has concerns about raising the minimum wage for teenagers, and seasonal and farmworkers. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "New Jersey Assembly Speaker Pushes $15 Minimum Wage Bill," 6 Dec. 2018 Our late Archbishop Patricio Flores dropped out of school as a boy to be a migrant farmworker. San Antonio Express-News, "Archbishop’s homily remembers refugees, César Chávez," 1 July 2018 The folksy 48-year-old activist who admires Mahatma Gandhi and Hispanic farmworker leader César Chávez was chained to a lamppost in front of a migrant detention center in Tapachula on Tuesday. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Three Central American Migrant Groups Press North," 30 Oct. 2018 Schrade convinced him to visit Delano, California, where poor Latino and Filipino farmworkers were involved in a strike with growers. Russell Contreras, The Seattle Times, "Wounded RFK aide from shooting still pushing RFK legacy," 3 June 2018 In Georgia, Miguel Angel Guzman Chavez, a 24-year-old farmworker, died of heatstroke while working the field last month when the heat index reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Extreme heat has already killed several outdoor workers this summer, and climate change will heat waves more costly.," 27 July 2018 The man arrested for Tibbetts’s murder is Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old farmworker. Dara Lind, Vox, "Mollie Tibbetts’s family doesn’t want her death politicized. Trump is doing it anyway.," 22 Aug. 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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