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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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January 03 2012

The Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, as part of the state’s onerous immigration law, has issued the “Report on Agriculture Labor.” The report is very disappointing because the agricultural laborers – the focus of the report – play no … Read more Georgia’s Immigration Debacle Continues: Report on Agricultural Workers

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