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Delegation To Visit North Carolina Tobacco Fields

DUDLEY, N.C. A fact-finding delegation that includes a congresswoman from Ohio and two members of the British Parliament are visiting North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions.


The state AFL-CIO says the delegation that includes Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur will meet Saturday in Dudley. Accompanying her will be Parliament members Ian Lavery and James Sheridan and a staffer for North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield.


They're examining human rights conditions in the supply chain of British and American tobacco manufacturers.


The delegation will visit labor camps both Saturday and Sunday before meeting Sunday afternoon with farmworkers and their supporters at Pullen Baptist Church in Raleigh.


The visit is part of an effort by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, which is working for farmworkers' rights to negotiate collectively without fear of retaliation.


 


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