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Monday, 15 April 2013

Despite massive national and international opposition, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its plans to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) which sets minimum pay and conditions for farmworkers. The existence of the Agricultural Wages Board ensures that agricultural workers know that there is a system in place to help them exercise their rights and address power imbalances between rural workers and employers.

The U.S. based agricultural workers’ union Unite, has this week stepped up protests and actions in solidarity. We ask that you also step up to protect workers' rights for all farmworkers.

The action is not limited to UK residents so please take a moment to add your name to the international petition.

http://iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=740 

by Jessica Felix-Romero
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Monday, 08 April 2013

Farmworker Justice believes immigration reform must present an opportunity for farmworkers to improve their wages and working conditions, which will in turn attract and retain workers, stabilizing the workforce. For today’s and tomorrow’s farmworkers, an accessible roadmap to immigration status and citizenship, economic freedom and strong labor protections are essential to these goals.  

Read our full blog which contains our analysis of immigration reform issues impacting agriculture and highlights recent media about farmworkers and immigration :

by Megan Horn
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A group of Florida immigrant organizations, including the Farmworker Association of Florida, traveled from Florida to Washington, DC, last week, arriving in time for President Obama’s inauguration. The following article in the Washington Post describes the Forward With Your Promise Caravan’s efforts to press President Obama and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. 

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