Timber’s fallen: The plight of immigrant forestry workers | Street Roots


For three decades, Oregon’s timber and forestry sectors have been hoisted up on the backs of thousands of immigrant and guest workers from Latin America. But language barriers and the isolated nature of their work have kept them out of public view, have given them little recourse for workplace violations and have made them susceptible to widespread exploitation.

Source: Timber’s fallen: The plight of immigrant forestry workers | Street Roots