27 December 2007

Pastures of Plenty

A Federal Judge toured a migrant housing encampment outside of LA. The Judge is holding a hearing in January to determine if all of these workers will get the boot from the unsafe conditions.
I wonder if he realizes the double-edged sword he's dealing with? Specifically, if these workers were provided with adequate (and, by the nature of it, more expensive) housing opportunities, their wages would need to rise to accomodate the increase in their housing costs (or at least the would in a fair world). Our friend the Judge might just find himself paying a bit more for his pestcide soaked strawberries...

Read an article here.



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