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June 28 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding as constitutional most of the health system reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will enable millions of people to gain access to health care and to improve their health.  Unfortunately, many migrant and seasonal … Read more Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform, But Farmworkers Will Still Face Challenges in Access to Health Care

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June 26 2012

Supreme Court Decision in Arizona Demonstrates Need for Congressional Action on Immigration Policy: Court Strikes Down Several Provisions of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law as Unconstitutional, but Leaves in Place Provision that Inevitably Leads to Racial Profiling Today’s Supreme Court decision in … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Immigration Law

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May 14 2012

The Adams/Cantor version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, H.R. 4970, significantly weakens the relief available to victims of domestic violence.  VAWA is important to farmworker women as they suffer high rates of domestic violence.  In its … Read more House version of the VAWA reauthorization bill is bad for farmworkers

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May 12 2012

Farmworker coverage in the media was strong last week, with many of the articles highlighting the need for immigration reform for farmworkers and stronger enforcement of workplace laws protecting farmworkers. The H-2A guestworker program continues to be the subject of … Read more Farmworkers in the News : Media Roundup May 14-18

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May 08 2012

Marjorie Elizabeth Wood’s Op-Ed in the New York Times Pitting Child Safety Against the Family Farm brings the conversation about children working in agriculture back to the core of the recent battle that ensued after the Department of Labor proposed … Read more NYT Op-Ed : Pitting Child Safety Against the Family Farm

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April 26 2012

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, I lived and worked in an indigenous community where the women wore traditional dress and the primary language was Maya K’iche.  Although many of my community members had lived and worked in the … Read more Indigenous Farmworkers Face Unique Barriers to Healthcare

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April 26 2012

Farmworker Justice believes that our nation’s farmworkers deserve quality healthcare that is affordable, accessible and culturally appropriate. The right to healthcare goes beyond access to health services.  It also encompasses safe housing and working conditions and access to healthy food. … Read more Health Care is a Human Right for All

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April 18 2012

NPR story featuring Virginia Ruiz, FJ Director of Occupational and Environmental Health, on farm safety issues for children working in agriculture. FJ supports the Department of Labor proposed updates to the hazardous orders that limit the types of dangerous jobs … Read more FJ on NY NPR: Farm Safety for Kids- The battle over proposed DOL regulation changes

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March 22 2012

On Tuesday, farmworkers scored an important victory in their battle against toxins in their workplaces and in their homes.  In the face of intense public pressure and mounting court challenges, Arysta LifeScience announced it would immediately suspend sales of its … Read more Farmworkers win battle over Methyl Iodide

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February 01 2012

Following the United States Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it would withdraw its final rule requiring companies working with the USDA to certify that its subcontractors are in compliance with labor laws, Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice, made the … Read more USDA & Federal Contract Labor Law Compliance

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