"Harvest of Shame 50 Years Later" - Byron Pitts - CBS News

"Harvest of Shame 50 Years Later" - Byron Pitts - CBS News

by: Byron Pitts | publication date: November 25, 2010 | Publication: CBS News |

"Fifty years later migrant work is still backbreaking. In Immokalee, Fla., the tomato capital of the country, harvest season is just beginning. But while the work is the same, wages have improved.

"That is, if the work can be found. In a tiny trailer he shares with his wife and five children, 62 year-old Juan Lopez gets up before dawn hoping to find work as a tomato picker.

"In 2009, Lopez said he "earned $7,800 for a full year of work."

Migrant workers revisited on the 50th anniversary of "Harvest of Shame."