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July 22 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and a panel of farm industry and farmworker leaders to discuss the urgent need for agricultural immigration reform. During the hearing entitled “Immigrant Farmworkers are … Read more Senate Judiciary Committee Convenes Hearing on the Essential Role of Immigrant Farmworkers

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July 22 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – 07/20/21 – On July 16, 2021, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, adopted by the Obama Administration to partially address our broken immigration system, was not a … Read more Statement: Federal Judge Rules Against Legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, Halting New Applications, and Threatening the Program

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June 25 2021

(Washington, D.C.) The Supreme Court held on Wednesday that a decades-old California regulation allowing union organizers onto growers’ fields violated the property owners’ rights under the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause.  In a 6-3 opinion, Chief Justice Roberts disregarded the particular … Read more Statement: Supreme Court Attacks Farmworkers and Farmworker Unions in Ruling that Favors Property over Labor Rights

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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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