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April 18 2022

  LITIGATION Federal Court Rules Against Attempted Freeze of Farmworker Wages On April 1, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California awarded summary judgment in favor of farmworker advocates in United Farm Workers v. United States … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: April 18, 2022 

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April 15 2022

(En Español) Join us for the Environmental Justice Symposium, hosted by Farmworker Justice. This free, virtual event will bring attendees together to learn and discuss different aspects of climate change and its impact on farmworker health. Topics to be discussed … Read more Environmental Justice Symposium

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March 16 2022

  IMMIGRATION AND LABOR   Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Oregon state lawmakers became the eighth state in the nation to pass legislation that would provide farmworkers with the same benefit to overtime pay enjoyed by … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: March 16, 2022

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January 21 2022

FARMWORKER LITIGATION Farmworker Groups Ask Court to Vacate Trump Administration AEWR Rule On January 7, 2022, Farmworker Justice and co-counsel WilmerHale filed a motion for summary judgment, on behalf of plaintiffs UFW and the UFW Foundation, requesting that the U.S. … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: January 21, 2022

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January 05 2022

FARMWORKER LABOR LITIGATION FJ Amicus Curiae Brief Opposes North Carolina Law on Union Dues Collection Farm Labor Organizing Committee. v. Stein, Case No. 21-1499 (4th Cir. 2021) on appeal of Case No. 1:17cv1037, (M.D. North Carolina 2021): On September 15, 2021, a federal judge determined … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: December 17, 2021

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November 12 2021

IMMIGRATION Congress Continues to Deliberate on the Build Back Better Budget Reconciliation Bill Over the past month, Congress has continued its deliberations on the Build Back Better (“BBB”) budget reconciliation bill and the fate of its immigration provisions remains unclear. … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: November 12, 2021

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September 29 2021

Appeal Filed Against Federal Court Ruling Partially Upholding North Carolina Law Restricting  Farmworker Unions Farm Labor Organizing Committee. v. Stein, Case No. 1:17cv1037, (M.D. North Carolina 2021): On September 15, 2021, a federal judge determined that North Carolina’s Farm Act, … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: September 29, 2021

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June 19 2021

David Weil Nominated to be Wage and Hour Administrator The Biden administration has nominated David Weil to lead the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, where he would be in charge of enforcing federal minimum wage and overtime law. … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: June 18, 2021

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May 21 2021

Farmworker Justice Testifies on Need for Immigration Reform Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security on May 12, 2021.  The hearing, “The Essential Role of Immigrant Workers … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: May 21, 2021

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April 26 2021

  House Passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act  On March 18, 2021, the House passed the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act,” HR 1603 (FWMA), by a vote of 247-174. The bill resulted from long, difficult negotiations among Democrats, Republicans, agricultural employers, … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: April 26, 2021

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