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October 05 2012

Farmworker Justice, a national advocacy organization for the rights of farmworkers, today praised President Obama’s dedication of a new monument to civil rights and labor leader César E. Chávez in Keene, California. Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice, made the … Read more Farmworker Justice Applauds Establishment of New César E. Chávez National Monument

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September 07 2012

A recent article in the Oregonian featured attacks on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for bringing a lawsuit against three blueberry growers that resulted in settlements of back pay of tens of thousands of dollars to farmworkers.  The criticism … Read more An Attack on the Enforcement of the Minimum Wage

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August 30 2012

With the nation’s attention focused on Tampa Bay for the Republican Convention, Mitt Romney’s party has adopted a platform on immigration policy that is increasingly focused on enforcement and “self deportation.” The party also called for a new “guest worker … Read more We’re a nation of immigrants, not ‘guests’ – OpEd by Farmworker Justice in Miami Herald

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August 23 2012

Farmworker Justice applauds the progress of an overtime protection for farmworkers in California. CA State Senate passed AB 1313 which would give farmworkers the right to overtime pay when they work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 … Read more CA Senate Passes Overtime Law for Farmworkers: Urge Governor Brown to Support the Legislation

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August 15 2012

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today.

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May 14 2012

The Adams/Cantor version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, H.R. 4970, significantly weakens the relief available to victims of domestic violence.  VAWA is important to farmworker women as they suffer high rates of domestic violence.  In its … Read more House version of the VAWA reauthorization bill is bad for farmworkers

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February 01 2012

Following the United States Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it would withdraw its final rule requiring companies working with the USDA to certify that its subcontractors are in compliance with labor laws, Bruce Goldstein, President of Farmworker Justice, made the … Read more USDA & Federal Contract Labor Law Compliance

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January 03 2012

The Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, as part of the state’s onerous immigration law, has issued the “Report on Agriculture Labor.” The report is very disappointing because the agricultural laborers – the focus of the report – play no … Read more Georgia’s Immigration Debacle Continues: Report on Agricultural Workers

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