Labor

OSHA considering heat-protection rules for outdoor workers

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environment... more »

Vilsack ‘firmly supports’ Farm Workforce Modernization Act

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined a virtual roundtable discussion with farmworkers to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Farm Safety... more »

USDA report shows H-2A program rapidly expanding

The H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker program allows U.S. agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or seasonal basis. The program ra... more »

USDA-NASS to include Colorado, Montana in ag labor survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey in ... more »

OSHA developing rule that will require vaccination for companies of 100+ employees

On Sept. 9, President Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that ... more »

USDA seeks applications for funds to build housing for farm workers

The USDA is seeking applications for funding to increase the supply of affordable housing for farm workers. Luis R. García, acting state director ... more »

Emergency rules for heat, smoke set for Washington farmworkers

On a Tuesday in June, Luis Cisneros stood on a metal ladder harvesting cherries in Washington’s fertile Columbia Basin when temperatures reached alm... more »

Senate holds hearing to discuss farmworkers

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary recently held a hearing to discuss farmworkers in the United States, specifically focusing on provisions within ... more »

House committee approves expanded H-2A worker access

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, released the following statement July 13 after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment introduced... more »

Supreme Court rules against union organizers’ access to farm property

In what was seen as a victory for property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third p... more »


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