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Lawsuit alleges blacklisting of Mexican farmworkers who joined 2017 orchard strike

Carlos Garcia Carillo (left) and  Ulises Perez (right)  join in a Sunday carna asada meal to mark the end of a  six-daystrike and return to apple picking for Mexican laborers who have come to Washington under a temporary work permit.  Their contract runs from February to November with Larson Fruit.

(Photographed Sept, 17, 2017, in Quincy, Washington.) (Credit: Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)

The defendants named in the lawsuit include Larson Orchards and Wafla, an Olympia-based organization that assists growers in bringing H-2A farmworkers to the Pacific Northwest.

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