In Vermont, migrant dairy workers are agitating for better working and living conditions. A campaign known as Milk With Dignity, initiated by advocacy group Migrant Justice, is pushing for minimum wage, days off and paid sick leave. Yet instead of pressuring overburdened state agencies to step up enforcement, they’re going directly to corporations —starting with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream— to guarantee better conditions for the workers in their supply chains. Ben and Jerry’s, which is owned by the multinational corporation Unilever, wants to include farmers in the negotiations, too.
Photo via Migrant Justice.