EPA Offers Revisions to Worker Protection Standard

Press Release EPA Offers Revisions to Worker Protection Standard  Last week, the EPA proposed new changes for the Worker Protection Standard to address a myriad of pesticide safety concerns.  These proposed changes, the first of their kind in more than twenty years, are an “exciting step forward for farm workers and the agricultural community,” said […]

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House Republicans Release Immigration Reform Principles

Raleigh, NC – On Thursday, House Republicans released their principles for immigration reform in an encouraging step towards fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. Unfortunately, the principles fall short of what is needed to create a roadmap for hard-working agricultural workers currently living in America to become full citizens of the nation they feed. “Our […]

Sign the Letter to Oppose the Harmful Guest Worker Legislation HR 1773

Thank you to NFWM’s 14 member organizations who signed Farmworker Justice’s letter opposing Chairman Goodlatte’s bill, HR 1773, a drastic guest worker bill that slashes provisions already in place in our imperfect H-2A guest worker system. Now we need individuals like YOU to sign on so that Congress will hear our voices loud and clear: […]

Farm Worker Provisions in Senate Bill 744

Senate Bill 744,  The Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, includes provisions that would specifically impact farm workers and their families. These components represent a detailed compromise that resulted from intense negotiations between agribusiness representatives and the United Farm Worker together with Senators Feinstein (D-Cal.), Bennet (D-Col.), Rubio (R-Fla.), and Hatch (R-Ut.).  Attached is a […]

Religious leaders write to oppose House Bill H.R. 1773: the Agricultural Guestworker Act

The agricultural labor provisions of the Senate Bill are the result of a compromise between the United Farm Workers and all of the nation’s major grower associations  representing both large and small farms. Both sides made concessions to reach the agreement.  However, Rep. Bob  Goodlatte, (R, Virginia)  the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, chose […]

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ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Senators to Oppose All of Chambliss’ Amendments

The National Farm Worker Ministry and its Youth and Young Adult Network call on our supporters to urge your Senators to oppose all of Chambliss’ amendments to the CIR bill S.744 Please read the Farmworker Justice and United Farm Workers‘ action alert below and then take action. ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Senators to Oppose All of Chambliss’ […]

Senate Judiciary Committee approves immigration reform legislation

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the immigration reform legislation officially known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) by more than a 2-to-1 margin. “We thank Senators from both parties, especially Sen. Diane Feinstein, who repeatedly led the push back against amendments aimed at making the path to […]

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Senate bill for immigration reform

Dear NFWM friends, Last week, members of the National Farm Worker Ministry’s staff, board, and Youth and Young Adult Network accompanied over 100 farm workers in Washington, DC as they made their case for immigration reform through the halls of the House and the Senate. Hard working in the fields and hard working in the city […]

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Agricultural Labor Reform Principles

The Agricultural Labor Reform Principles were agreed upon by many farm worker groups, including the UFW, PCUN, FLOC, CATA, the Farmworker Association of Florida, Farmworker Justice, NFWM and others. What Farm Workers Need: 1.       A workable legalization program with a path first to permanent resident status, and then to citizenship, for the million farm workers who are currently working in […]

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