- Farmworker Justice strongly opposes the misleadingly-named “Keep Food Local and Affordable
Act of 2021” (S.3134 and H.R.5887), which was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Tillis (R-NC),
Boozman (R-AR), Cruz (R-TX) and Cornyn (R-TX) and in the House by Rep. Steube (R-FL).
The bill would require the Department of Labor to freeze the required wage rates for the H-2A
temporary agricultural worker visa program at 2021 levels in the majority of states. As
farmworker wages have been rising, this would essentially lower the wage that H-2A and
corresponding U.S. workers can expect to earn in 2022. Farmworkers – whose jobs are already
among the lowest paid in the country – do not deserve a pay cut.
Series of fact sheets on the Affordable Care Act in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Developed with the Rural Women’s Health Project.
Video fact sheets in Mam and Mixteco Alto can be found on our YouTube channel.
Fact sheet detailing some of the main changes proposed to the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program by the DOL in 2019.