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California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Sept. 22 that would have allowed farmworkers to participate in union elections with vote-by-mail ballots and would have effectively dismantled the secret ballot election system.
Washington regulators are proposing farms alter schedules or hand out masks to filter wildfire smoke even if the air quality remains at a level the Environment Protection Agency calls "acceptable."
A bill requiring Oregon farmers to pay higher overtime wages has passed a key legislative committee, though it now includes a hefty price tag that may hinder further progress.
Unlike most other employers, farmers don’t have to pay workers one-and-a-half times their normal rate if they work more than 40 hours per week, but House Bill 2358 seeks to eliminate that exemption.
The survey was commissioned by American Farm Bureau Federation to gauge the effects of the pandemic on mental health and to see what has changed since its first rural mental health survey in April 2019.
A divided Washington Supreme Court cast off six decades of farm pay practice, likely spurring more automation and consolidation, and making pr…
A farmworker’s death from COVID-19 has led to an investigation into whether workers assigned to bunk beds were properly isolated at Gebbers Fa…
Farm groups and state agencies have mobilized to supply face masks and hand sanitizer to prevent and contain the coronavirus from spreading among farmworkers.