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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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June 01 2022

La demanda llama la atención sobre los abusos y las condiciones de trabajo inseguras que enfrentan los trabajadores agrícolas en el mega invernadero de Michigan YPSILANTI, MI – El 1 de junio, tres trabajadores agrícolas presentaron una demanda colectiva contra … Read more Trabajadores agrícolas de Michigan demandan a Mastronardi por exposición a pesticidas y robo de salarios

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June 01 2022

Lawsuit calls attention to abuses and unsafe working conditions faced by farmworkers at Michigan mega greenhouse YPSILANTI, MI – On June 1, 2022, three farm workers filed a class action lawsuit against their former employers, Mastronardi Produce-USA, Inc. and Maroa … Read more Michigan Farmworkers Sue Mastronardi Produce for Pesticide Exposure and Wage Theft

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April 06 2022

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California awarded summary judgment in favor of farmworker advocates in United Farm Workers v. United States Department of Labor, a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s … Read more Federal Court Rules Against Attempted Freeze of Farmworker Wages

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March 21 2022

Reforming U.S. food system and responding to climate change impact identified as initial goals March 21, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Farmworker Justice announced today the appointment of Ron Estrada as Chief Executive Officer. He is the former Head of Government … Read more Farmworker Justice Taps Former UNIVISION Executive Ron Estrada as CEO

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February 24 2022

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 23, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – Farmworker Justice announces a partnership with AIM at Melanoma and Vista Community Clinic (VCC) on a new project, ReUnidos: Farmworker Connections to Skin Cancer Care. The project, both a research … Read more Farmworker Justice, AIM at Melanoma, and Vista Community Clinic Work to Improve Farmworkers’ Access to Skin Cancer Care

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January 26 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 25, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – Farmworker Justice is pleased to announce the release of its COVID-19 Children’s Vaccination Song, a three-minute music video created to spread awareness of the importance of COVID-19 immunization for personal and … Read more Farmworker Justice Releases Children’s Song to Convey the Importance of COVID-19 Immunization

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