Farmworker Justice fact sheet on the "AGRI Act" of 2019, H.R. 3740, which would further worsen workers' rights in the H-2A temporary visa program.
Farmworker Justice summary of the July 2019 proposed rulemaking on the H-2A temporary visa program. Comments are due September 24, 2019.
Fact sheet on the the "Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act," H.R. 3668, which seeks to protect workers, including farmworkers, from the effects of excessive heat.
FJ Fact Sheet on Rep. Collins' "Helping Labor Personnel on Farms Act" or "HELP Farms Act," H.R. 2801, which seeks to expand the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program to year-round jobs.
This fact sheet details Sen. Merkley's (OR) proposed "Farmworker Smoke Protection Act of 2019," S.1815, that seeks to ensure there are adequate protections for farmworkers working in hazardous smoke conditions.
On March 14, 2019, Reps. Brindisi (D-NY) and Joyce (R-PA) introduced the “Dairy and Sheep H-2A Visa Enhancement Act,” H.R. 1778. The bill would cause great harm to workers by expanding the H-2A program to allow employers to petition for year-round dairy workers and sheepherders under the H-2A program.
This fact sheet summarizes the Fairness for Farm Workers Act of 2019, introduced by Sen. Harris and Rep. Grijalva. The bill would end the discriminatory treatment of farmworkers under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by extending overtime protections to farmworkers and by ending the remaining minimum wage exclusions still applicable to some agricultural work.