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January 13 2023

Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken a critical step toward ensuring that immigrant workers can report illegal treatment in the workplace without fear of retaliation. Farmworker Justice applauds the Department’s efforts, which will have … Read more FJ Welcomes DHS Announcement on Protections for Immigrant Workers

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December 23 2022

Washington, DC – This week, the Senate and House of Representatives voted to pass a $1.7 trillion appropriations package for fiscal year 2023. The bill includes important new pesticide protections for America’s farmworkers, but Farmworker Justice is deeply disappointed that … Read more Congress Passes Spending Package with New Safety Measures for Farmworkers, Fails to Address the Urgent Need for Immigration Reform

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September 07 2022

New Report Exposes Significant Gaps in Pesticide Safety Regulation Enforcement, Impact on Farmworkers Collaboration between Vermont Law and Graduate School and Farmworker Justice identifies a complex system of enforcement that lacks the capacity to effectively protect farmworkers SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. … Read more New Report Exposes Significant Gaps in Pesticide Safety Regulation Enforcement, Impact on Farmworkers

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August 30 2022

More than three decades have gone by since Congress last passed major legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for this nation’s undocumented immigrants.  Year after year, political gridlock has prevented the adoption of common-sense reforms that would benefit immigrants and, … Read more The Farm Workforce Modernization Act: A Compromise Path Forward

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August 23 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 22, 2022 Leer en español Los Angeles, CA – Farmworker Justice will hold its annual Los Angeles Awards recognizing the social justice impact of four nationwide and community leaders on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 pm … Read more Farmworker Justice Los Angeles Awards Recognize Social Justice Leaders – Presented by PepsiCo

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August 23 2022

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA  Agosto 22, 2022 Read in English Los Ángeles, CA – Farmworker Justice (Justicia para los trabajadores agrícolas) presenta la entrega anual de sus Premios Los Angeles Awards destacando el impacto a la justicia social de cuatro líderes … Read more Los Premios Farmworker Justice Los Ángeles Destacan Líderes de la Justicia Social – Presentados por PepsiCo

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August 16 2022

Today, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), making a historic investment in lowering healthcare costs for American families and addressing the ever-growing threats posed by climate change.  Farmworker Justice applauds the President as well as members … Read more President Biden signs into law the Inflation Reduction Act

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June 30 2022

Washington, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced the Fairness for Farm Workers Act, legislation to update the nation’s labor laws to ensure farm workers receive fair wages and compensation. The bill would amend the Fair Labor … Read more Legislation Introduced to End Exclusion of Farmworkers from Overtime Pay

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June 13 2022

Washington, DC – On Friday, the Biden Administration announced two new initiatives affecting farmworkers as part of the broader Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection. First, the Department of Agriculture will invest up to $65 million to promote safe, … Read more FJ Statement on the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection

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