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Biden Administration Freezes Proposed Line Speed Increases in Poultry Plants

The Trump administration’s quest to allow for faster meat processing may have hit a snag:... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
Biden Administration Withdraws Pending Changes for H-2A Farmworkers

The Biden administration has withdrawn new regulations that would have reduced reimbursements some temporary foreign... (more)

Alex Robinson
January 21, 2021
Trump Administration Finalizes Changes to H-2A Farmworker Program

Generally, when a piece of news is released on a Friday before a long weekend,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 19, 2021
Report finds Workers at Brazilian Beef Farms Supplying JBS Suffer ‘Conditions Similar...

JBS is the largest meat processor in the world. But that size seems to make... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 7, 2021
Federal Meat Plant Inspectors Reportedly Told to Work Despite COVID-19 Exposure

Conditions at meatpacking plants have led to an explosion in COVID-19, with facilities becoming major... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 15, 2020
United Farm Workers Files Lawsuit Over H-2A Wage Freeze

A labor group is suing the federal government over a proposed wage freeze for foreign... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 10, 2020
Farmworker Groups Ask for Prioritization in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Workers in the agricultural and food production fields have been hit especially hard by COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 26, 2020
Tyson Plant Managers Placed Bets on COVID-19 Case Numbers: Lawsuit

Meatpacking plants have proven to be one of rural America’s worst vectors for spreading COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2020
Trump Administration to Freeze Wages of H-2A Farmworkers

The Department of Labor has finalized new rules that advocates say will limit farmworkers’ hourly... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2020
Washington State Supreme Court Rules Farmworkers Are Entitled to Overtime Pay

There are many ways in which agricultural labor—despite being difficult, dangerous, and necessary—is treated differently... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 11, 2020
Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19

The federal labor department’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will fine Smithfield... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 11, 2020