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May 04 2020

COVID Crisis Continues to Impact Farmworkers  Farmworker communities remain in crisis as COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and around the world. As essential workers, farmworkers continue to labor in conditions – at work, during transportation and in … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 05/04/2020

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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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December 06 2019

  On November 21, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019” (FWMA), H.R. 5038, out of the Committee by a roll call vote of 18-12, with all Democrats present voting for the bill.  The … Read more Farm Workforce Modernization Act Heard in House Judiciary Committee

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December 04 2019

  Immigration Policy: House Judiciary Committee Approves Farm Workforce Modernization Act               On November 21, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019” (FWMA), H.R. 5038, following debate the day before. The bill would … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 12/04/19

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November 14 2019

  Farm Workforce Modernization Act Introduced             On October 30, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA), introduced the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019.” This bipartisan legislation, H.R. 5038,  was the result of complex negotiations between members of … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 11/13/19

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October 24 2019

  H-2A International Recruitment Fraud Puts Workers into Debt Under the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program, it is unlawful for recruiters to charge recruitment fees to workers. Nevertheless, it is all too common for recruiters in the H-2A program … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 10/21/19

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October 24 2019

Farmworker Justice and Other Advocates Submitted Comments to the DOL Regarding Proposed H-2A Program Changes            On September 24, Farmworker Justice and many other organizations and advocates responded to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) published request for comments to proposed … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: 09/27/19

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December 16 2016

Latino Leaders Oppose the Confirmation of E. Scott Pruitt to the Position of Administrator of the EPA WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, unanimously adopted a motion, … Read more Fighting for Farmworkers & Our Environment: NHLA & Farmworker Justice Statements on EPA Nomination and Proposed Pesticide Applicator Rules

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April 15 2013

Despite massive national and international opposition, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its plans to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) which sets minimum pay and conditions for farmworkers. The existence of the Agricultural Wages Board ensures that agricultural … Read more Take action to support farmworkers in the UK

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April 08 2013

Farmworker Justice believes immigration reform must present an opportunity for farmworkers to improve their wages and working conditions, which will in turn attract and retain workers, stabilizing the workforce. For today’s and tomorrow’s farmworkers, an accessible roadmap to immigration status … Read more Farmworker Immigration Update 4/8/2013

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