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September 25 2012

More on Growers Calls for Agricultural Guestworker Programs Last week there was an increased number of articles on labor shortages and calls for new guestworker programs. A Time magazine article ridiculously claimed that farm operations nationwide can’t find workers despite … Read more Farmworkers in the News: Sept 17-21

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September 18 2012

National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day guest blogger is the National Hispanic Council on Aging. It’s easy to avoid certain issues, and sweep any related conversations under the rug because many find it an uncomfortable topic to talk about. When … Read more Talk HIV on National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day

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September 14 2012

In the last few weeks, media coverage of agriculture has demonstrated the continued call by growers and politicians, including in the 2012 Republican Party Platform, for a new guestworker program or streamlining the existing H-2A temporary agricultural guestworker program to … Read more Media Round-Up: Continued Calls for Guestworker Programs

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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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