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June 18 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – Fifty two years ago this month, during the Stonewall Riots, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender activists, among others, bravely took a stand against police violence and harassment of the LGBTQIA+ community. Pride gatherings are … Read more Statement: Farmworker Justice stands with the LGBTQIA+ community

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June 11 2021

June 11, 2021 On June 10, more than sixteen months after the federal government declared a public health emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally published an emergency temporary … Read more Biden Administration Department of Labor Decision on COVID-19 Safety Fails the Nation’s Essential Agriculture Workers

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May 03 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled “From Excluded to Essential: Tracing the Racist Exclusion of Farmworkers, Domestic Workers, and Tipped Workers from the Fair Labor Standards Act.” Farmworker … Read more Statement: House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Holds Hearing on Farmworker Exclusions in the Fair Labor Standards Act

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April 29 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – Tonight, President Biden called upon Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and, in particular, farmworkers. Farmworker Justice supports and is advocating for such reform. “Congress needs to overcome the scapegoating … Read more Biden reinforces commitment to overhauling immigration system

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March 27 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have introduced their respective versions of legislation to protect workers from excessive heat exposure. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Alma Adams (D-NC) … Read more Farmworker allies in Congress introduce heat stress legislation to protect farmworkers

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March 25 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of public interest groups including EarthJustice, Farmworker Justice, and other farmworker, health justice, and conservation organizations, sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for approving widespread spraying of streptomycin, a medically important antibiotic, on citrus … Read more Lawsuit Challenges EPA Approval of the Use of Medically Important Antibiotic as a Pesticide on Citrus Crops

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March 19 2021

Farmworker Justice sends its condolences to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the wake of the horrific murders in Atlanta that targeted AAPI women. We stand in solidarity with the people in the AAPI communities to condemn … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement in Solidarity with Asian Americans

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March 18 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – This evening the House of Representatives voted to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA). The FWMA originally passed the House in 2019, however the Senate – then led by Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – did not debate … Read more Major Immigration Reform for Agriculture Garners Bipartisan Support

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March 04 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – The Farm Workforce Modernization Act that passed the House of Representatives in 2019 was reintroduced on March 3 by Representatives Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California, and Dan Newhouse, Republican of Washington. Farmworker Justice assisted the United Farm … Read more Farm Workforce Modernization Act reintroduced in the House of Representatives

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March 02 2021

(Washington, D.C) – At a time when more than 496,000 agricultural workers have tested positive for COVID-19, labor activists are telling Congress that the government must issue an emergency temporary safety standard to protect workers against the COVID-19 pandemic, and … Read more Iris Figueroa of Farmworker Justice testifies in front of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education

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