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December 17 2020

Litigation to Protect Farmworker Wages Continues  On behalf of United Farm Workers and United Farm Workers Foundation, Farmworker Justice continues to litigate two related cases—UFW v. Perdue and UFW v. U.S. Dept. of Labor—challenging the Trump administration’s attack on meaningful … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: December 17, 2020

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November 19 2020

Biden/Harris Win 2020 Presidential Election Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, respectively, winning the 2020 presidential election with a projected 306 electoral college votes compared to 232 for the Trump/Pence ticket. They won with a … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: November 19, 2020

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October 27 2020

A recent California study showed that farmworkers—despite being at elevated risk for contracting COVID-19—have less information about the disease, due to language barriers. The study also illuminated the difficulties farmworkers face in obtaining healthcare when they do fall ill. (Read … Read more “Poder en Salud”: Informing Farmworkers About COVID-19

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October 15 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture Cancels the Farm Labor Survey In a notice published in the Federal Register on September 30, the National Agricultural Statistics Service—an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—announced that it will cancel the Farm Labor … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 10/15/2020

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September 18 2020

Congress Remains at an Impasse on COVID Relief Congress has yet to pass new legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic despite the continued health crisis and economic recession. Many of the protections and benefits created by the “CARES” Act, which … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 9/18/2020

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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 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 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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May 21 2020

The lack of a federal standard to protect agricultural workers from heat stress endangers the health and lives of farmworkers across the U.S. Heat stress is a frequent risk to farmworkers, who often spend long periods doing physically-demanding work in … Read more New Study Shows Heat Stress Protections Prevent Kidney Injury Among Farmworkers—and Save Lives

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May 20 2020

By Patricia Morales, Farmworker Justice Intern Farmworker Justice conducted interviews for a series of 17 programs called “The State of Farmworkers in the COVID-19 Era.”  The interviews were conducted by Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice.  They are posted on … Read more Views of Two Members of Congress on Farmworkers and the Pandemic

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