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New H-2B Rules Protect Guestworkers, U.S. Workers

New H-2B Rules Protect Guestworkers, U.S. Workers

NGA, workers praise Department of Labor move to end exploitation, create level playing field in U.S. guestworker program

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 10, 2012—New H-2B guestworker visa regulations released by the Department of Labor today will protect guestworkers from exploitation while helping secure the wages and job security of U.S. workers, the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA) said.

“The Department of Labor has taken a major step in ensuring dignity at work for thousands of guestworkers—along with higher wages and working conditions for hundreds of thousands of Americans in critical industries,” said NGA Executive Director Saket Soni.

“The H2B program has been a nightmare of forced labor and debt servitude, with employers using cheap, exploitable guestworkers to undercut local workers and prevailing wages,” Soni continued. “These regulations will protect U.S. workers and wages by stopping employers from exploiting guestworkers to undercut the local labor force.”

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Guestworker Victory in Proposed DOL H2B Changes

GUESTWORKERS WIN VICTORY IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGULATIONS FOR THE H-2B VISA PROGRAM

Proposed DOL regulations move guestworkers one step closer to inclusion in basic labor protections, civil rights, and the right to organize.

“When we started our organizing in labor camps across the South, we dreamed of dignity and respect at work.  We urge all those on the side of dignity to say, loudly, that these new rules are right, so we can make that dream real.”

– Daniel Castellanos, founding member, National Guestworker Alliance

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