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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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March 26 2020

Last week, Maryland became the fourth state in the U.S. to ban chlorpyrifos, thanks to the tireless efforts of a broad coalition of farmworker, environmental and public health advocates. The ban will take effect on January 1, 2021 and will … Read more National Farmworkers Awareness Week Blog: Dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos banned in Maryland

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March 25 2020

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW), March 25th-31st, celebrates the many contributions made by farmworkers to our communities and our very livelihoods.  This year NFAW arises at a time as the world watches in fear as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across … Read more We are all in this together: Farmworkers are helping us get through this crisis. Let’s thank and support them, too

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March 17 2020

Farmworker Justice is collaborating with farmworker-serving organizations and many other organizations to help farmworker families confront the very serious challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are gathering information and devising strategies to help farmworkers and their organizations advance solutions … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement: Our Dedication to Helping Farmworker Families Confront the Challenges of COVID-19

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