In 1973, migrant workers and their families had no voice to stand up for their right to safe housing and working conditions or their right to earn a fair wage. They struggled to maintain basic human dignity, from lack of bathroom facilities, dangers posed by pesticides, and discrimination. Because of their poverty, their transitory lifestyle, and their language difficulties, they face barriers to civil legal services. Out of this need, the legal community in Michigan formed Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance Project, also known as Migrant Legal Aid, a non-profit agency.


1 K
Migrant Farmworkers in West Michigan
1 Mil
in recovered wages and damages for farmworkers
1 +
Hours of direct counsel and legal advice


The Michigan Fair Food Project is a partnership between Migrant Legal Aid, food producers, retailers, and employers for fair and ethical treatment of farmworkers. The partnership allows for active dispute resolution between everyone involved and timely resolution of emergent issues. As a signer of our pledge, we give you the right to use the Fair Foods Seal on your produce to show the public you are actively involved in the rights of these workers and interested in social justice.

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