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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 21 2020

The lack of a federal standard to protect agricultural workers from heat stress endangers the health and lives of farmworkers across the U.S. Heat stress is a frequent risk to farmworkers, who often spend long periods doing physically-demanding work in … Read more New Study Shows Heat Stress Protections Prevent Kidney Injury Among Farmworkers—and Save Lives

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May 20 2020

By Patricia Morales, Farmworker Justice Intern Farmworker Justice conducted interviews for a series of 17 programs called “The State of Farmworkers in the COVID-19 Era.”  The interviews were conducted by Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice.  They are posted on … Read more Views of Two Members of Congress on Farmworkers and the Pandemic

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May 04 2020

COVID Crisis Continues to Impact Farmworkers  Farmworker communities remain in crisis as COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and around the world. As essential workers, farmworkers continue to labor in conditions – at work, during transportation and in … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 05/04/2020

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March 31 2020

By David Damian Figueroa When I was a young boy, my mother repeated dichos, Mexican folk sayings, and American quotes as part of everyday life. My mother had been a child farmworker and only reached the sixth grade. What she … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week and Women’s History Month: Forgetting Where You Came From is Denying Who You Are

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March 30 2020

Immigration is a critically important issue for farmworkers. Approximately half of the farmworkers in this country, and possibly more, are undocumented. The lack of immigration status affects many aspects of farmworkers’ lives, including their ability to speak up against abusive … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Immigration

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March 29 2020

This week, as we celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week, we also take a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Over the last … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Care Act

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March 27 2020

The last few years have been the hottest on record, and scientists predict that temperatures will continue to climb. These high temperatures put farmworkers at increased risk for heat related illnesses, including heat stress and heat stroke. Heat related illnesses … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Heat Stress is an Increasing Risk for Farmworkers

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March 27 2020

  Farmworkers Face Threat From COVID-19 This past month has brought an explosion of uncertainty to farmworker communities with the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world.  The COVID-19 crisis highlights the inadequacies and the inextricable … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 3/27/2020

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March 26 2020

Last week, Maryland became the fourth state in the U.S. to ban chlorpyrifos, thanks to the tireless efforts of a broad coalition of farmworker, environmental and public health advocates. The ban will take effect on January 1, 2021 and will … Read more National Farmworkers Awareness Week Blog: Dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos banned in Maryland

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