As part of our work, we take on cases involving the overuse of pesticides, illegal searches and seizures, unfit housing, lack of healthcare access, and late or non-payment of wages.
Facing poverty, language barriers and discrimination, migrant workers often struggle to maintain basic human dignity. Through our programs and services, MLA stands up for the rights of workers, ensuring that they have proper housing, work under safe conditions, and earn a fair wage. MLA also advocates for legislation and policies that support migrant and seasonal farmworkers. We also provide education and outreach to migrant labor camps, empowering workers and helping them address injustice and inequity.
MLA is an independent non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and operated by small staff. The agency also accepts referrals from other non-profits and community stakeholders, including the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, Farmworker Legal Services, Latin Americans United for Progress, Hispanic American Council, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, and private attorneys.