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September 07 2012

A recent article in the Oregonian featured attacks on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for bringing a lawsuit against three blueberry growers that resulted in settlements of back pay of tens of thousands of dollars to farmworkers.  The criticism … Read more An Attack on the Enforcement of the Minimum Wage

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August 30 2012

With the nation’s attention focused on Tampa Bay for the Republican Convention, Mitt Romney’s party has adopted a platform on immigration policy that is increasingly focused on enforcement and “self deportation.” The party also called for a new “guest worker … Read more We’re a nation of immigrants, not ‘guests’ – OpEd by Farmworker Justice in Miami Herald

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August 23 2012

Farmworker Justice applauds the progress of an overtime protection for farmworkers in California. CA State Senate passed AB 1313 which would give farmworkers the right to overtime pay when they work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 … Read more CA Senate Passes Overtime Law for Farmworkers: Urge Governor Brown to Support the Legislation

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August 15 2012

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today.

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August 13 2012

More on Growers’ Allegations of Labor Shortages –Many news stories in the last few weeks have reported on growers’ fears of labor shortages and  an array of possible causes, including immigration enforcement and growers’ unwillingness to pay sufficient wages to … Read more Farmworkers in the News- August 13, 2012

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August 10 2012

Throughout the week, Farmworker Justice highlighted the role of community and migrant health centers in the health and well-being of our nation’s farmworkers. Unfortunately, these health centers are under-utilized by farmworkers and their families. In fact, it is estimated that … Read more National Health Center Week: FJ & Migrant Health Centers

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August 08 2012

President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is moving towards full implementation.  By 2014, all parts of the law, including health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion (for those states that choose to expand their … Read more National Health Center Week: Community/Migrant Health Centers and the Affordable Care Act

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August 07 2012

Migrant health centers play a vital role in educating their communities on health risks associated with farm work. A farmworker’s health and well-being is impacted by his/her living and working conditions.  Often, farmworkers perform hazardous work and live in substandard … Read more National Health Center Week: Migrant Health Centers in their Communities

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August 06 2012

This week, health centers across the country are holding events to celebrate their contributions to their communities. Community and Migrant Health Centers are an integral part of the U.S. healthcare system.  They provide affordable, high quality primary preventative healthcare to … Read more FJ Celebrates National Health Center Week

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July 20 2012

On the Eve of the official opening of the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, Farmworker Justice would like to formally reaffirm our commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS in farmworker and Latino communities in the U.S. Farmworkers have … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on the XIX International AIDS Conference:

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