The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would likely lead to enormous increases in the number of workers brought to the U.S. by growers.
In the San Joaquin Valley, the homeless are being evicted in the middle of the pandemic.
Legal observers worry a ruling against a California law could signal a willingness to undermine labor codes with 'states’ rights' arguments.
From the start a labor rule allowing union access to farmworkers in the field helped level the relationship between workers and growers.
Fresno, the working class capital of California's San Joaquin Valley, remains a hardscrabble town with a history of radical activism.
The Trump administration has suspended family visa applications – and Trump has ordered an end to the census count three weeks early.
The rural county of Tulare has become a hotspot for the virus, with Latino communities and essential workers hit especially hard.
In less than two months, over half the inmates of San Quentin have become infected with the coronavirus.
A Bay Area rent strike could be a harbinger of tenant unrest as California prepares for an eviction tsunami triggered by the pandemic.
COVID-19 is spreading throughout central Washington state. One agricultural county has the highest infection rate on the West Coast.
Demands for safer working conditions and extra hourly hazard pay during the pandemic are powering a strike wave in the Yakima Valley.
The Trump administration says no to family immigration, but yes to guest workers.
Farmworkers may be considered "essential," but the undocumented workers who pick the nation’s food are excluded from the CARES Act.
What health crisis? In the face of a public outcry, the Big Island's mayor prefers to stick to business as usual.
As the number of H-2A guest workers mushrooms, California labor contractors and growers are packing farmworkers into motels and houses in working class neighborhoods.
Co-published by the American Prospect A national growers’ lobby has sued the U.S. Department of Labor to freeze the wages of H-2A workers at a level...
ICE contended that forcing Contra Costa County to divest from cooperation in immigrant detention would harm the detainees -- an argument similar to those heard during...
Co-published by Fast Company Republican immigration reform proposals may be dead, but Republican guest worker proposals live on.
The influx of migrant agricultural workers brought to the U.S. on temporary visas means increased competition for resident laborers – and less bargaining power.
Many migrant workers in California on H-2A temporary agricultural visas are forced to contend with unsafe working conditions, wage theft and other labor law violations.