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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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March 25 2020

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW), March 25th-31st, celebrates the many contributions made by farmworkers to our communities and our very livelihoods.  This year NFAW arises at a time as the world watches in fear as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across … Read more We are all in this together: Farmworkers are helping us get through this crisis. Let’s thank and support them, too

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March 17 2020

Farmworker Justice is collaborating with farmworker-serving organizations and many other organizations to help farmworker families confront the very serious challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are gathering information and devising strategies to help farmworkers and their organizations advance solutions … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement: Our Dedication to Helping Farmworker Families Confront the Challenges of COVID-19

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March 09 2020

Rodrigo and Juana step into the migrant head start center in their local community after a long day of harvesting strawberries. Their young children, Amelia and Mario, have attended pre-school here for the past year, and the whole family is … Read more Farmworker Justice Features Exciting New Work on Preventing Childhood Obesity

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March 02 2020

  Public Charge Rule is Now in Effect  Pursuant to recent Supreme Court decisions, on February 24, the Administration's public charge rule went into effect in all 50 states. Farmworkers applying for LPR status in the U.S. as well as … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 2/28/2020

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February 20 2020

Statement on COVID-19 and the Risks to Farmworkers The undersigned organizations represent the interests of the estimated two to three million farmworkers who are employed throughout the United States. Farmworkers feed the world through their labor, bringing fruits, vegetables and … Read more Statement by Farmworker Advocates on COVID-19 and the Risks to Farmworkers

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February 03 2020

  DOL Releases New Joint Employer Rule   On January 12, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a new final rule in the form of an interpretative regulation on joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new interpretation … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 1/29/2020

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December 12 2019

  Farmworker Justice thanks the Members of the House of Representatives who voted in favor of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, HR 5038, which passed the House today.        The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) resulted from lengthy, … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on the Passage in the House of Representatives of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, HR 5038

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December 06 2019

  On November 21, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019” (FWMA), H.R. 5038, out of the Committee by a roll call vote of 18-12, with all Democrats present voting for the bill.  The … Read more Farm Workforce Modernization Act Heard in House Judiciary Committee

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December 04 2019

  Immigration Policy: House Judiciary Committee Approves Farm Workforce Modernization Act               On November 21, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019” (FWMA), H.R. 5038, following debate the day before. The bill would … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 12/04/19

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