it's amazing what happens when you look up numbers instead of anecdotes
and they're a slim minority of overall poultry growers.
There are a LOT of farmers out there who have no interest in changing the tournament pricing system, bc they're winning it.
That's it exactly why they like ICE raids though.
That means farm wages have been going UP.
Cue "economic anxiety." What's the whole point of hiring undocumented immigrants? YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH PAYING THEM NOTHING. But that edge started going away in 2008.
That's bc your business model was built on the idea that there would *always* be someone so scared of being replaced and/or deported that they'd take shit wages.
You sweet, summer child. You're thinking like someone who sees & cares about systems. A sucker who has to adapt to the outside world, instead of just terraforming it to be how you want it.
Are you really going to say to yourself "You know what the world needs? MORE of these guys"
Then, bc every ag county has at least 5 big farmers w the sheriff, state legislator, congressman, & both senators on speed dial, local enforcement starts to crack down.
with the folks who were already telling their local officials just that.
1) cities, where there are no farm workers
2) farms & food plants where farm workers just landed a labor rights victory?
ISN'T THAT WEIRD
Terrorizing workers is THE REASON that white business owners voted for Trump.
And it's criminal that we can't admit that.
We're still blaming him on "the working class."
This is not workers scared of being outcompeted.
This is bosses scared of having to pay.