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We expect the Bush administration's Department of Labor to shortly announce new guestworker (H2A) regulations. These regulations, if adopted, will gut existing protections for both domestic and foreign farmworkers and represent a huge step backwards in protecting the hardworking people who put the food on our table.
These regulations will lower farmworker wages, make it easier for local workers to be discriminated against in hiring, and harder for farm workers to obtain decent housing.
Numerous recent media reports document how the Bush Administration is making a last minute push to get these and other regulations out before he leaves office.
Please join us in telling the Department of Labor's Assistant Secretary for Policy, Leon R. Sequeira, not to issue these revised regulations. The American people spoke loudly on November 4th and said they had enough of the Bush Administration's anti-worker, anti-immigrant policies. Tell the Department of Labor to allow Congress and the next Administration to address these issues.