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November 30 2020

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the United Farm Workers (UFW) and the UFW Foundation, represented by Farmworker Justice and the law firm WilmerHale, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to slash wages under the H-2A … Read more Farmworker Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Labor’s Decision to Freeze Wages Under the H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program

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November 24 2020

November 23, 2020 — Farmworker Justice strongly supports the President-elect’s nomination of the former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, to serve as the next Secretary of … Read more Farmworker Justice Supports the U.S. President-Elect’s Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas as Department of Homeland Security Secretary

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November 03 2020

On Tuesday, November 2, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new regulation under the H-2A agricultural guestworker program that will change the main wage-rate protection for U.S. and foreign workers at agricultural employers that use the H-2A temporary … Read more Trump Administration Slashes Farmworkers’ Wages by Tens of Millions of Dollars Per Year During Pandemic Affecting the Poorest Workers

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October 28 2020

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Agriculture from cancelling its annual Farm Labor Survey which is used by the Department of Labor to set the main wage requirement under the H-2A agricultural guestworker … Read more Federal Court Overturns USDA Cancellation of Farm Labor Wage Survey That Protects Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers’ Wages

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October 14 2020

October 14, 2020 Bruce Goldstein bgoldstein@farmworkerjustice.org Iris Figueroa ifigueroa@farmworkerjustice.org   The United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation on Tuesday evening filed a federal lawsuit requesting a temporary restraining order to stop the Trump Administration from cancelling a wage survey … Read more Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Trump Administration Cancellation of USDA Wage Survey That Protects Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers’ Wages

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September 30 2020

September 30, 2020–Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture cancelled the Farm Labor Survey of agricultural employers that is used by the Department of Labor to set the main minimum wage under the H-2A agricultural guestworker program.  It will not collect … Read more Trump Administration Cancels USDA Wage Survey; Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers Will Suffer Massive Wage Cuts

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July 16 2020

More than three months after receiving a request to protect domestic and foreign farmworkers under the H-2A agricultural guestworker program from COVID-19, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally responded and refused to issue any of the requested job safety requirements. … Read more As COVID-19 Cases Soar, Trump Administration Rejects Requests for Safety Protections for Farmworkers under H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program

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June 23 2020

“Farmworker Justice strongly supports Sen. Jeff Merkley’s introduction of the Frontline At-Risk Manual (FARM) Laborers Protection Act to help protect farmworkers and their family members from COVID-19. As essential workers in the food sector, farmworkers are expected to go to … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement in Support of Senate Bill on COVID-19 & Farmworkers: Sen. Merkley’s Frontline At-Risk Manual (FARM) Laborers Protection Act

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June 02 2020

Farmworker Justice condemns the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and expresses its condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family.  The Farmworker Justice Board and staff stand in solidarity with the Black community in its demands for justice in … Read more Statement of Farmworker Justice On the Murder of George Floyd and the Demand for Racial Justice

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May 28 2020

Thursday, 28 May 2020 Today, the leaders of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in the CDC at the U.S. Department of Health and Human … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on Trump Administration Testimony by OSHA and NIOSH before the House Education and Labor Committee

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