Who are we?

“Milked: Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers in NY State” is a collaborative project between  Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York. It was coauthored by a team of community leaders and academic scholars:

Carly Fox  is a Senior Workers Rights Advocate at the Worker Justice Center of New York.

Rebecca Fuentes is a Lead Organizer at the Workers’ Center of Central New York.

Gretchen Purser is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she also co-directs the Labor Studies Working Group.

Fabiola Ortiz Valdez is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Kathleen Sexsmith is a Ph.D. candidate in Development Sociology at Cornell University.

 

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The Workers’ Center of Central New York is a grassroots organization focused upon workplace and economic justice.  It operates in and around the city of Syracuse. Through community organizing, leadership development, popular education and policy advocacy, our organization empowers low-wage workers to combat workplace abuses and improve wages and working conditions throughout the community.

Learn more about us: https://workerscny.org

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The Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low-wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.

Learn more about us: www.wjcny.org