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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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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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March 02 2020

  Public Charge Rule is Now in Effect  Pursuant to recent Supreme Court decisions, on February 24, the Administration's public charge rule went into effect in all 50 states. Farmworkers applying for LPR status in the U.S. as well as … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 2/28/2020

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February 20 2020

Statement on COVID-19 and the Risks to Farmworkers The undersigned organizations represent the interests of the estimated two to three million farmworkers who are employed throughout the United States. Farmworkers feed the world through their labor, bringing fruits, vegetables and … Read more Statement by Farmworker Advocates on COVID-19 and the Risks to Farmworkers

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February 03 2020

  DOL Releases New Joint Employer Rule   On January 12, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a new final rule in the form of an interpretative regulation on joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new interpretation … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 1/29/2020

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December 12 2019

  Farmworker Justice thanks the Members of the House of Representatives who voted in favor of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, HR 5038, which passed the House today.        The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) resulted from lengthy, … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on the Passage in the House of Representatives of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, HR 5038

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