This issue brief discusses the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ farmworkers and the importance of health centers recognizing and addressing these challenges in order to provide high-quality care. Published by Farmworker Justice and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center.
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FJ Environmental Justice Symposium Report: Farmworkers and the Climate Crisis
Report from FJ’s environmental Justice Symposium that summarizes the content shared by experts during the Symposium, as well as promising practices and policy recommendations to address the impacts of the climate crisis on farmworkers.
Lessons from the Fields: Farmworker Communities Confronting COVID-19 (January 2022)
FJ report on the impacts of COVID-19 on farmworker communities and promising practices used by frontline organizations to mitigate the
impacts of the pandemic.
The Unidos Initiative: Mobilizing to Eliminate Barriers to Health and Healthcare in Farmworker Communities
A final evaluation report on the three years of work completed during the Unidos project. This project focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating skin cancer in farmworker communities through community mobilization.
Merchants of Labour in Three Centuries: Lessons from History for Reforming 21st Century Exploitation of Migrant Labour
Book chapter written by Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein, included in an International Labor Organization (ILO) publication entitled “Merchants of Labor.”
No Way to Treat a Guest: Why the H-2A Agricultural Visa Program Fails U.S. and Foreign Workers
This report is based on interviews with current and former H-2A workers and documents the human toll of a system meant to provide a legal and dependable workforce for American farmers. The report offers multiple short-term and long-term solutions to eliminate abuses in the H-2A program and ensure a sustainable labor force for American agriculture.
Exposed and Ignored: How pesticides are endangering our nation`s farmworkers
This report exposes the serious health risks faced by thousands of farmworkers each year from pesticide exposure, and the failings of workplace standards to prevent the high rate of pesticide-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths.
Who Works the Fields? The Stories of Americans Who Feed Us
This report offers a sampling of stories from both U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents on farms. Although a majority of farmworkers today are undocumented immigrants, there are hundreds of thousands of legally authorized U.S. workers in the agricultural labor force.
Unfinished Harvest: The Agricultural Worker Protection Act at 30
In 1983, Congress passed the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWPA). To mark the thirtieth anniversary of its enactment, we examined its impact on farmworkers. The AWPA has made a difference in the lives of many farmworkers, but in order to reduce abusive practices that harm farmworkers and undermine the agricultural sector of our economy, improvements must be made with regard to enforcement, implementation, and the law itself.
U.S. Department of Labor Enforcement in Agriculture: More Must be Done to Protect Farmworkers
This 2015 report analyzes the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) statistics on its enforcement of the minimum wage and other basic labor protections applicable to agricultural workers on farms, ranches, and dairies. Widespread violations of the minimum wage and other wage-hour laws in agriculture harm farmworkers, as well as the many law-abiding businesses suffering competitive disadvantage caused by unscrupulous employers.