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 Michigan Migrant Legal Aid Jan 2016

MLA's Pesticide Education Project receives 
grants from  Wege Foundation Dyer-Ives,   The Meijer Foundation, and  EPA  

 "The EPA's new Worker Protection Standards and our education project aim to eliminate unnecessary exposures for the workers and protect the environment," said Teresa Hendricks, Director of MLA.  "The grants will help us educate workers and farms, improve reporting, and strengthen links between advocates and state experts in EPA Region 5.  

Migrant Legal Aid Seeks Experienced Farmworker Attorney (4+years) , Spanish fluency required.  Contact:  
Migrant Legal Aid launches Victim-Witness Language Access (LEP) Project.
January 7, MLA will convene a coalition of Prosecutors, law enforcement, and LEP advocates to explore solutions to language barriers to Victim-Witness services. Interested in attending? contact; or  

MLA Experiments with Google Voice Pilot Program As part of the Legal Services computer committee MIgrant Legal Aid is exploring best methods for text communications with clients who cannot afford data plans

MLA sends Freedom of Information Act Request to WDA and USDOL in search of documents showing basis for shift in funds for Ag Employment Specialists

A Van Buren County farm is facing a federal lawsuit after a handful of seasonal agricultural workers claimed the farm owner didn't pay them for weeks in a row and treated them unfairly.

Stan Eury lobbied Washington, worked the courts, and negotiated the underworld of Mexican recruiters to provide customers across the country the cheap foreign labor they wanted - and build himself a vast and lucrative empire. 
87-count indictment of Millionaire Labor Boss: 


MARLETTE, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a couple from Michigan's Thumb region for allegedly running a scheme that involved phony identification, "stash houses," shuttles between Michigan and Ohio and regular stops at a bank to cash nearly $2 million in paychecks over a four-year period.

"Greater compliance means better protection for agricultural workers and fewer pesticide exposure incidents among farmworkers and their family members," EPA officials said in a press release. "That means a healthier workforce, reductions in lost wages and medical bills, and fewer absences from work and school."
MLA is dedicated to defending and preserving farmworker jobs, dignity, health, income, and legal rights.  
Teresa Hendricks
Migrant Legal Aid
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