QUINCY, Wash. (AP) — A group of farmworkers are celebrating the end of a six-day strike in the apple orchards near the town of Quincy.
The 17 workers reached a settlement that obligates their employer — Larson Fruit — to address complaints ranging from a scarcity of toilet paper to verbal abuse from a supervisor.
The Seattle Times says the strike involved foreign guest workers who come to the U.S. under temporary H-2A visas.
The agreement was reached with the assistance of a Northwest farmworker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia.
The strike was resolved through face-to-face meetings between the workers and Keith Larson, owner of Larson Fruit. The resolution includes the reassignment a supervisor accused of harassment and the reinstatement of three fired workers.