Labor Abuse Alleged on Blueberry Farms

     ATLANTIC CITY (CN) – Two blueberry farms brought Haitian workers from Florida with false promises, then paid them less than minimum wage for working 10 to 12 hours a day seven days a week and housed them in a poorly maintained, bug-infested camp, the workers say in a class action in Superior Court.

     The two lead defendants are Blu Jay Farms, and Macrie Bros. Blueberry Farm.
     Also sued are Dacosta Blueberry Farms Inc., Bluebuck Blueberry Farms Inc., Bluebuck Blueberry, Joseph Martinelli, Paul Macrie, and Andre Joseph.
     The class, which has 26 named plaintiffs, is represented by Melville Miller with Legal Services of New Jersey, of Edison.

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