Louisiana's undocumented seafood workers unite to fight workplace abuses

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Guest workers organize with others to push back against sexual harassment, poor conditions and other abuses

In the bayous of Louisiana, fear is running high for the thousands of guest workers that staff the state’s $2bn a year seafood industry.

Seafood work is so dangerous that workers often lose fingers and suffer debilitating carpal tunnel injuries on the industry’s high-speed assembly lines. Many Latinas working in the industry endure sexual harassment at the hand of white southerners.

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