For 15 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay, and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia and Washington D.C.
Last year, “Operation Blooming Onion” uncovered fraudulent use of the H-2A visa program, including the discovery of human trafficking, rape, and even death. On top of that, rising temperatures in states with lax workplace protections, like Georgia, cause dangerous working conditions for farm workers. Georgia employers are notorious for widespread workplace violations, including wage theft, lack of toilets, and failure to provide drinking water. They need to be held accountable.