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August 11 2020

Community health centers (CHCs) play a key role in increasing health care access for agricultural workers across the U.S., providing much-needed preventative and primary care that might otherwise be unaffordable or unavailable to many.  CHCs, nonprofit clinics that provide services … Read more The Role of Community Health Centers in Promoting Health Care Access and COVID-19 Prevention for Agricultural Workers

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July 27 2020

Farmworker Justice is committed to seeking equal labor rights for the nation’s farmworkers.  Toward that goal, Farmworker Justice is pleased to announce the publication of an online interactive map and database summarizing the coverage and exclusion of farmworkers under state … Read more Mapping Inequality: Farmworkers’ Rights under State Employment Laws

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July 17 2020

House Appropriations Committee Attempts to Expand the H-2A Program On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the 2021 Homeland Security Funding Bill that would expand the H-2A agricultural guestworker program from temporary or seasonal jobs to … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 07/17/2020

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June 30 2020

In early June, after various months of workers and advocates pushing for much needed protections against COVID-19 for agricultural workers, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published joint … Read more CDC & DOL Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers

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June 04 2020

High COVID Risk Among Farmworkers Farmworkers face a threat of high numbers of COVID-19 infections among their community. On one Tennessee farm all two hundred workers tested positive, and throughout the country farmworker communities are seeing high numbers of infections due to, … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 06/04/2020

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March 31 2020

By David Damian Figueroa When I was a young boy, my mother repeated dichos, Mexican folk sayings, and American quotes as part of everyday life. My mother had been a child farmworker and only reached the sixth grade. What she … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week and Women’s History Month: Forgetting Where You Came From is Denying Who You Are

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March 30 2020

Immigration is a critically important issue for farmworkers. Approximately half of the farmworkers in this country, and possibly more, are undocumented. The lack of immigration status affects many aspects of farmworkers’ lives, including their ability to speak up against abusive … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Immigration

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March 29 2020

This week, as we celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week, we also take a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Over the last … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Care Act

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March 27 2020

The last few years have been the hottest on record, and scientists predict that temperatures will continue to climb. These high temperatures put farmworkers at increased risk for heat related illnesses, including heat stress and heat stroke. Heat related illnesses … Read more National Farmworker Awareness Week Blog: Heat Stress is an Increasing Risk for Farmworkers

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March 27 2020

  Farmworkers Face Threat From COVID-19 This past month has brought an explosion of uncertainty to farmworker communities with the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world.  The COVID-19 crisis highlights the inadequacies and the inextricable … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 3/27/2020

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