Federal Judge Rejects USDA Changes to H-2A Program

A federal court in California issued a preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s decision to freeze farm workers’ wages for those that use the H-2A Guestworker Program.

Fruit and Nut Grower News is reporting the freeze would effectively lower the wages of several hundred thousand guest farm workers employed by U.S. farmers.

A preliminary injunction was issued in federal court in Fresno, California, in a lawsuit filed by the United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation, with both groups represented by Farm Worker Justice.

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