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.
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.
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.
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.