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February 26 2021

The Department of Labor (DOL) has formally published the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for 2021 for the H-2A temporary foreign agricultural worker program. The rates, which are based on regional wage surveys conducted by the USDA, have increased … Read more DOL Publishes New Adverse Effect Wage Rates Based on USDA’s New Farm Labor Report – H-2A Wage Rates Increased in 2021

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January 14 2021

Farmworker Justice Update: January 14, 2021   Farmworker Justice Wins Another Victory for Farmworkers’ Wages  Farmworker Justice—along with co-counsel, Wilmer Hale, and plaintiffs, United Farm Workers and United Farm Workers Foundation—celebrated another victory in our ongoing litigation to protect farmworker … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: January 14, 2021

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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 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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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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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 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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