Farm Labor

Farmworker Leobijildo Martinez tends to the grapevines at Silverado Farming in Napa Valley. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

In the article, Wages rise on California Farms, I found many interesting facts. This article taught me that not even would work out the way it seems. Since wages went up, more and more people should be applying for the job, however, there is still a lack of labor in this case. Many farm workers are Mexican. With trump’s new plan these Mexicans have left and job spots had opened up for the Americans, which was the plan. However, Americans ares till not satisfied with these jobs because of the large amount of physical labor required. This interests me because these Americans are given a chance to get a job and live a normal life. Yet they would rather live in poverty then work a simple job. This gives me the conclusion that most poor Americans today are rather lazy and don’t want to work hard. Obviously, everyone wants money without working, but in real life, this isn’t the case. It just bothers me on why the Americans won’t take the jobs on the farms even though the pay is still higher than minimum wage.


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