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Migrant workers win lawsuit against seed company

Dave Hinton/Rantoul Press editor/An Indiana seed company has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to 91 migrant farm workers, including several workers who formerly resided in the Rantoul area.

Remington Hybrid Seed Co. of Remington, Ind., reached a settlement to make the payment. A 2008 federal lawsuit was filed against the company in Texas for violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and for breach of contract.

Courtesy photo/Miguel Keberlein, left, of the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project, speaks with a migrant farm worker in a farm field. The organization seeks to guard the rights of migrant farm workers.

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