Hi, need to submit a 2250 words paper on the topic Agricultural Workers’ Conditions. According to the Center for Progressive Reform, there is a worrying decline in labor conditions in the US. On the legal aspect of agricultural labour, more than 48% of the workers have no legal authorization to work in the US and only 35% were US residents. As a result of their mobile and nationality status, many workers in the US are experiencing prejudice in addition to the hostilities from the local communities in the areas they work. In terms of wages and benefits, farm workers represent the most disadvantaged people in the US. According to the 2009 NAWS survey result, 23% of the worker’s families earned an income that was below the national poverty guidelines. In addition to low wages, the farm workers have no access to worker’s compensation as well as disability compensation benefits an aspect that leaves them demotivated. Another area that is poorly managed for the Agricultural workers is housing (Grimm 13). Most of the workers reside in houses that are substandard. According to a 2007 study in Coachella Valley, 2% of the workers who were surveyed indicated that they stayed in living conditions that are not meant for human habitation. These included vans converted garages, trucks and parking lots among others. As far as health issues are concerned, agricultural workers have little or no access to health care. This is caused by various barriers such as poverty, cultural barriers, low literacy and language barriers. Still, for the small percentage of farm workers who easily access health services, they are still faced by more challenges including poor means of transportation, prejudice, and poor medical referral system among others.
Due to the immigration to the United States, the population growth and change of culture have been noticed. The United States remains the most popular immigration destination. American immigration can be dived into four stages which include. the colonial period, the 19th century, 20th century and the post- 1965. .