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New H-2A Rule Makes Progress on Worker Protections, But Further Reforms Needed

On October 12, 2022, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule amending the regulations of the H-2A … Read more New H-2A Rule Makes Progress on Worker Protections, But Further Reforms Needed

Fact sheet: Rampant Violations of Workers’ Rights Reveal Flaws of H-2A Visa Program

Fact sheet describing frequent violations of workers’ rights and the need for reform in the H-2A visa program.

Fact Sheet: Proposed H-2A Wage Legislation Would Unfairly Cut Farmworker Pay

Farmworker Justice strongly opposes the misleadingly-named “Keep Food Local and AffordableAct of 2021” (S.3134 and H.R.5887), which was introduced in … Read more Fact Sheet: Proposed H-2A Wage Legislation Would Unfairly Cut Farmworker Pay

Senators Graham & Manchin Introduce Anti-Worker, Anti-Immigrant Bill to Radically Expand the Flawed and Exploitative H-2A Program

Fact Sheet: The “AGRI Act” Would Worsen the H-2A Program’s Exploitative Conditions

On March 19, 2021, Rep. Crawford (R-AR) introduced the “Agricultural Guest Worker Reform Initiative,” or “AGRI Act of 2021,” H.R. … Read more Fact Sheet: The “AGRI Act” Would Worsen the H-2A Program’s Exploitative Conditions

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Adverse Effect Wage Rates 2020 – 2021

State-by-state chart showing the 2020 and 2021 Adverse Effect Wages Rates (AEWR) for the H-2A guestworker program.

DOL response to FJ’s letter requesting Covid-19 protections for guestworkers in the H-2A visa program (July 6, 2020)

Letter from the Department of Labor responding to an FJ letter dated March 25, 2020 requesting Covid-19 protections for guestworkers … Read more DOL response to FJ’s letter requesting Covid-19 protections for guestworkers in the H-2A visa program (July 6, 2020)

Farmworker Advocates Seek Protections Against COVID-19 for Agricultural Guestworkers (March 25, 2020)

Letter from FJ and other farmworker advocates urging the Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security to enforce  legal protections … Read more Farmworker Advocates Seek Protections Against COVID-19 for Agricultural Guestworkers (March 25, 2020)

Fact Sheet: Rep. Yoho’s Guestworker Bill Would Significantly Reduce H-2A Program Protections and Create an Additional Exploitative Program

In March 2020, Rep. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the “Labor Certainty for Food Security Act of 2020,” H.R. 6083. It would … Read more Fact Sheet: Rep. Yoho’s Guestworker Bill Would Significantly Reduce H-2A Program Protections and Create an Additional Exploitative Program

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Congress and the Administration Must Not Cut Farmworkers’ Wages in the H-2A Guestworker Program (May 2020)

This report analyzes the massive wage cuts that would result from proposals being considered in Congress and the Trump administration … Read more Congress and the Administration Must Not Cut Farmworkers’ Wages in the H-2A Guestworker Program (May 2020)

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