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How migrant workers took on Ben & Jerry's – and won a historic agreement

In Vermont, activists demanded better working conditions on dairy farms – even as the threat of deportation loomedOn a windy afternoon in March 2017, protesters singing civil rights songs circled the steps of the Vermont state capitol. It was a classic Vermont rally. There were white-haired activists; Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, and Muslim clergy; young adults; and children carrying signs that said: “We All Belong Here. We Will Defend Each Other.”At the center was a small group of dairy workers from remote mountain villages in southern Mexico. They sang songs, then...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Sunday, 25 February