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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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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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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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February 09 2021

This post is the second in a series highlighting artists and communications experts who are working with Farmworker Justice to create COVID-19 informational materials. Click here to read the first post in the series. As explained in our previous post, … Read more Artists Combatting COVID-19 in Farmworker Communities—Part 2, Scott Braman and Paul Castro

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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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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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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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June 02 2020

Farmworker Justice condemns the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis and expresses its condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family.  The Farmworker Justice Board and staff stand in solidarity with the Black community in its demands for justice in … Read more Statement of Farmworker Justice On the Murder of George Floyd and the Demand for Racial Justice

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