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December 21 2020

(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, Farmworker Justice and Earthjustice filed a series of complaints against the EPA’s rule revising the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to reduce the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ). The AEZ requires that a specific radius around the pesticide … Read more EarthJustice and Farmworker Justice File Complaint Against EPA’s Rollback of Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ)

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December 21 2020

Join Eva Longoria Baston in supporting the mission of Farmworker Justice to advocate for our underserved essential workers. This holiday season, we are incredibly grateful for farmworkers who feed America + provide the Christmas trees for our homes. Farmworkers face … Read more Eva Longoria joins Farmworker Justice for the Holidays

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December 09 2020

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Farmworker Justice supports the President-elect’s nomination of former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack for the next Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack is the former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture who served under President Obama’s administration.  Farmworker Justice worked with … Read more U.S. President-Elect, Joe Biden Nominates Tom Vilsack for Secretary of the Department of Agriculture

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December 08 2020

(Washington, D.C.) – Federal, state and local governments and health care providers should place farmworker families among the highest priority for access to COVID-19 vaccines and make strenuous efforts to overcome barriers to access faced by farmworkers and their families. … Read more Farmworkers Must Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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December 07 2020

(Washington, D.C.) – President-elect Joe Biden announced California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, Becerra will be the first Latino to hold this office.  Becerra’s mother was born in Mexico … Read more U.S. President-Elect, Joe Biden Nominates California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services

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December 07 2020

December 4, 2020 – The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden to nominate Julie Su as the United States Secretary of Labor. In the letter, NILC highlighted the qualifications Su could bring to the … Read more NILC writes to U.S. President-Elect urging nomination of Julie Su as U.S. Secretary of Labor

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December 07 2020

November 25, 2020 – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) formally voted to recommend Arturo S. Rodriguez, President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers, for the nomination as Secretary of Agriculture for the United States. In a letter to President-elect … Read more NHLA writes to U.S. President-Elect to recommend Arturo S. Rodriguez as next Secretary of Agriculture, Farmworker Justice strongly supports

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November 30 2020

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the United Farm Workers (UFW) and the UFW Foundation, represented by Farmworker Justice and the law firm WilmerHale, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to slash wages under the H-2A … Read more Farmworker Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Labor’s Decision to Freeze Wages Under the H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program

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November 24 2020

November 23, 2020 — Farmworker Justice strongly supports the President-elect’s nomination of the former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, to serve as the next Secretary of … Read more Farmworker Justice Supports the U.S. President-Elect’s Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas as Department of Homeland Security Secretary

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November 03 2020

On Tuesday, November 2, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new regulation under the H-2A agricultural guestworker program that will change the main wage-rate protection for U.S. and foreign workers at agricultural employers that use the H-2A temporary … Read more Trump Administration Slashes Farmworkers’ Wages by Tens of Millions of Dollars Per Year During Pandemic Affecting the Poorest Workers

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