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FLAP – Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services
Se habla español

Services

  • Anti-Discrimination (Workplace/Housing/Etc.)
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services
  • Immigration

Location

100 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Contact Info

Phone: 8884513527

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Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros

"Our History and Mission

The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project – Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros – FLAP was incorporated February 8, 1999 in response to a 1996 Congressional ruling that prohibited federally funded legal services programs from filing class actions for, and representing many of low-wage workers. This prohibition includes H-2A agricultural workers, H-2B forestry workers, and victims of battery, extreme cruelty, sexual assault, or human trafficking. Justice and legal representation, that for decades inspired millions of oppressed people to come to America, were denied to hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers, most of them Latines. While FLAP serves all classifications of workers, it focuses on very low-wage laborers and their households."

FLAP’s mission is to improve working conditions and opportunities for low-income workers and their households in the cannery, farming, greenhouse, landscaping, meat, nursery, packinghouse, poultry, restaurants, and snow plowing industries.

The organization carries out its mission through advocacy, community outreach and education, litigation, community legal education, information and referrals, partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking, preventing family separations by helping immigrants secure dual citizenship for their children and facilitating access to cash transfers to very low-income populations. FLAP provides these services free of charge and without regard to immigration status.”



"FLAP Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is already in the DNA of FLAP’s work and is updated at the first Board of Directors meeting of every year. FLAP’s constituency is comprised 100% of low-income immigrant workers and their families. The organization exists because of the injustices done in the workplace to low-income immigrant workers due to race and country of origin. Everything FLAP does promotes racial justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity.

FLAP is an equal opportunity employer and would be even if it were not required by law. All qualified job applicants receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and/or political affiliation. The same is true with FLAP’s clients. The organization does its best to accommodate those with physical and/or intellectual disabilities who attend its workshops and programs, and makes certain that appropriate information and resources are provided in their native language. For those who cannot read, FLAP explains what the information is about. Individuals with a workplace discrimination case related to their sexual orientation are linked to pro bono representation with relevant legal expertise."


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Evanston, IL 60201