The “Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2021” seeks to address safety and health concerns in relation to excessive heat exposure.
Fact sheet on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 (FWMA), HR 1603, bipartisan immigration legislation that would provide undocumented farmworkers and their family members with a path to legal immigration status and citizenship, revise the H-2A agricultural guestworker program to address some employer and worker concerns, and impose mandatory employment verification (“E-verify”) in agriculture.
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.