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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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May 21 2021

Farmworker Justice Testifies on Need for Immigration Reform Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security on May 12, 2021.  The hearing, “The Essential Role of Immigrant Workers … Read more Farmworker Justice Update: May 21, 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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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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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 26 2020

Last week, Maryland became the fourth state in the U.S. to ban chlorpyrifos, thanks to the tireless efforts of a broad coalition of farmworker, environmental and public health advocates. The ban will take effect on January 1, 2021 and will … Read more National Farmworkers Awareness Week Blog: Dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos banned in Maryland

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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 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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