Speak out against Goodlatte’s guestworker bill

Posted on 09. Nov, 2017 by in Action Alerts

Indentured servitude in 2017?

Rep. Goodlatte’s guestworker bill passed the senate Judiciary committee 17-16. The bill creates a modern day Bracero program and would undermine the wages and working conditions of all agricultural workers. The legislation would allow employers to pay farm workers less than the minimum wage – and to replace any farm worker not willing to work for $8.34/hour or their state minimum wage. It will next move onto the full house.

Help the United Farm Workers and a broad coalition of almost 150 groups oppose this bill. Instead of taking agriculture back to the 1940’s, join us in asking Congress to refocus on the one thing that could stabilize agriculture quickly — providing farm workers already laboring in the US with a path to lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship by supporting the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017. The bill, authored by Senator Feinstein and Representative Gutierrez, would provide undocumented agricultural workers with legal immigration status and an eventual path to citizenship. E-mail your Congressmember today!

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