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Happy New Year from Migrant Legal Aid

MLA's labor lawyer  Ben O'Hearn and Director  Teresa Hendricks were interviewed by Ken Norris of WKTV about Migrant Legal Aid, and the challenges faced by the migrant farmworker population MLA serves.            
In 1956, Migrant Farmworkers Fumigated with DDT for Entry into the United States 
2018 New Minimum Wages in Michigan
$9.25/hour or $13.06 for H-2A jobs
One good thing the new year brings is a higher minimum wage for most.  As our migrant labor force returns for the next season, it will be important to educate them that higher wages apply, especially at farms using H-2A labor. 
Michigan Attorney General Opinion Leaves Some Farm Workers Outside of State Minimum Wage Protections 
Some small farms in Michigan are not required to pay migrant and seasonal workers the state or federal minimum wage, according to an opinion issued by Attorney General Bill Schuette's office Tuesday.                                                             AG opinion here
Hollywood Actresses and Farmworkers say BASTA

Jan 1, 2018. The newly invigorated movement to stamp out sexual misconduct in American workplaces has connected women from opposite ends of the country's economic and class divides: actresses and farm workers.                                                                       Read more
Monsanto Gives Incentive to Spray Pesticides?

Mother Jones:  This Is How Badly Monsanto Wants Farmers to Spray Its Problematic Herbicide.  Drama around dicamba keeps swirling.   Read more 

MLA is dedicated to defending and preserving farmworker housing, health, income, and dignity.  
Teresa Hendricks
Migrant Legal Aid
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