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May 21 2021

Farmworker Justice Testifies on Need for Immigration Reform Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security on May 12, 2021.  The hearing, “The Essential Role of Immigrant Workers … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: May 21, 2021

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April 26 2021

  House Passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act  On March 18, 2021, the House passed the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act,” HR 1603 (FWMA), by a vote of 247-174. The bill resulted from long, difficult negotiations among Democrats, Republicans, agricultural employers, … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: April 26, 2021

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March 17 2021

House Prepares to Vote on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a Major Immigration Reform Bill              Tomorrow (March 18th), the House will vote on the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” (HR 1603) and the “Dream and Promise Act” (HR 6). If … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: March 17, 2021 – Immigration Bill Vote Imminent

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February 26 2021

The Department of Labor (DOL) has formally published the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for 2021 for the H-2A temporary foreign agricultural worker program. The rates, which are based on regional wage surveys conducted by the USDA, have increased … Read more DOL Publishes New Adverse Effect Wage Rates Based on USDA’s New Farm Labor Report – H-2A Wage Rates Increased in 2021

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February 19 2021

USDA Publishes New Farm Labor Survey Report – H-2A Wage Rates Will Increase The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) published its 2020 Farm Labor Report on February 11, 2021. The report was released later than usual after … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: February 19, 2021

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February 16 2021

This post is the third in a series highlighting artists who are working with FJ to create COVID-19 informational materials under the PODER en SALUD project, funded by PROCEED, Inc. – NCTSTA. Click here to read the first post in … Read more Artists Combatting COVID-19 in Farmworker Communities—Part 3, Líderes Campesinas

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February 09 2021

This post is the second in a series highlighting artists and communications experts who are working with Farmworker Justice to create COVID-19 informational materials. Click here to read the first post in the series. As explained in our previous post, … Read more Artists Combatting COVID-19 in Farmworker Communities—Part 2, Scott Braman and Paul Castro

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February 02 2021

This post is the first in a series highlighting artists who are working with FJ to create COVID-19 informational materials. Farmworkers have an average of an eighth-grade education,[1] and a growing number speak largely unwritten indigenous languages as their primary … Read more Artists Combatting COVID-19 in Farmworker Communities—Part 1, Salvador Sáenz

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January 14 2021

Farmworker Justice Update: January 14, 2021   Farmworker Justice Wins Another Victory for Farmworkers’ Wages  Farmworker Justice—along with co-counsel, Wilmer Hale, and plaintiffs, United Farm Workers and United Farm Workers Foundation—celebrated another victory in our ongoing litigation to protect farmworker … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: January 14, 2021

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December 17 2020

Litigation to Protect Farmworker Wages Continues  On behalf of United Farm Workers and United Farm Workers Foundation, Farmworker Justice continues to litigate two related cases—UFW v. Perdue and UFW v. U.S. Dept. of Labor—challenging the Trump administration’s attack on meaningful … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: December 17, 2020

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