Essential Workers: The Migrant Women In Maryland’s Crab Industry | WYPR

Essential Workers: The Migrant Women In Maryland’s Crab Industry

Oct 27, 2020

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The migrant women who pick crabmeat on the Eastern Shore are essential workers. They are not immune to discrimination or hazardous work conditions. A new report, titled “Breaking The Shell,” shines light on the conditions these workers face.

Sulma Guzman, policy director and legislative counsel for the nonprofit Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, describes what they are hearing from workers. Read "Breaking the Shell" here.

And Jack Brooks, president of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association, defends the field’s practices.