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Supreme Court Decision Shuts Down Class Action Farmworker Suits

Workplace litigation is expensive and agricultural workers usually can’t afford to pursue an individual case. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court says employers can bar workers from settling disputes in court.  Worker’s rights advocates say that could harm people who work on farms and in meat processing plants in Kansas and other agricultural states. Those workers often rely on class-action lawsuits to collect stolen wages. Harvest Public Media’s Esther Honig reports.


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