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Mexican farm workers continue to strike




A migrant worker picks strawberries at a farm in Santa Maria, Calif. that contracts to sell the fruit to  Wal-Mart.
A migrant worker picks strawberries at a farm in Santa Maria, Calif. that contracts to sell the fruit to Wal-Mart.
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Thousands of farmworkers in Baja California have been on strike for more than a week. They’re protesting poor working conditions and low pay.

Millions of tons of berries, cucumbers, and tomatoes, once destined for the US, have been left to rot.  Talks between labor leaders and agribusiness resumed yesterday. Will the first major walkout in Baja for decades get results?

Tess Vigeland speaks with Eric Johnson, Vice President of United Farm Workers of America, who is advising the group in Baja.