NATIONAL FARMWORKERS JOBS PROGRAM

The cornerstone of MET has always been to provide an avenue of self-sufficiency that leads to livable wages for farmworkers.

ABOUT NATIONAL FARMWORKERS JOBS PROGRAM

The NFJP program partners with community organizations and state agencies to counter the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by farm workers who depend primarily on jobs in agricultural labor performed across the country. The NFJP partners with state monitor advocates to provide services to farm workers and their families working in agriculture employment.

FARMWORKER LAW LIBRARY

LEYES DE PROTECCION PARA EL TRABAJADOR AGRICOLA

Farmworker Law Library 
Federal and State Employment Standards and U.S. Farm Labor
Federal and State Employment Standards and U.S. Farm Labor Research Highlights

This website is designed to inform farmworkers in the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, of some of the protections extended to them by federal and state labor laws. It contains short, simplified descriptions of job-related laws and regulations which affect agricultural workers, and identifies the agencies responsible for enforcing them. In general, each of the 871 legal provisions summarized in the guide imposes certain duties or restrictions on farm employers for the protection or benefit of their employees, and authorizes penalties against employers who fail to comply.

Leyes de protección para el trabajador agrícola

 

Este sitio existe para informar a los trabajadores del campo en los Estados Unidos, así como también en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, de algunas de las protecciones extendidas a ellos bajo las leyes federales y estatales sobre el trabajo. Contiene descripciones breves y simplificadas de las leyes y los reglamentos relacionados con el trabajo que afectan al trabajador agrícola, e identifica las agencias responsables de hacerlas cumplir. Por lo general, cada una de las 871 disposiciones de ley mencionadas en esta guía impone ciertos deberes o restricciones a los patrones agrícolas para la protección o beneficio de sus empleados, y autoriza penas en contra de los patrones que no cumplan.

NATIONAL FARMWORKERS JOBS PROGRAM

AFOP’s National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is designed to provide occupational health and safety training and resources to the farmworker communities that the AFOP membership serves. Through the work of NFJP the AFOP membership seeks to mitigate the health hazards and safety risks that farm workers are exposed to on a daily basis. Understanding that farm work is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, NFJP as part of the AFOP Health & Safety Programs, strives to empower farmworkers to protect themselves against pesticide and heat stress exposure through health and safety education.  Since 1995, AFOP has partnered with its membership to provide farmworker training on the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Workers (WPS). And, since 2013 AFOP’s NFJP continue to evolve and grow, with a network of over 200 trainers focusing on educating farmworkers about the potentially dangerous effects of pesticides, the importance of protecting oneself against overexposure to heat, and raising awareness about seeking medical attention through the current portfolio of training topics offered.

 

Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. (MET) is a huge part of AFOP’s NFJP success in the number of farm workers the program is able to reach every year. MET, Inc. contributes 27 trainers to the NFJP network of trainers located in 10 different cities throughout Texas. MET, Inc. assists the program in meeting its yearly training goals and by doing so brings awareness to many of the issues farm workers face from migration, unstable housing, and most recently climate change and the effects on farm workers’ health.

 

Thanks to the support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) AFOP’s network of trainers are able to provide lifesaving skills to over 50,000 farmworkers every year in the United States.  Since 2013-14, MET has trained a total of 32,525 farm workers in Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, and remains committed to empowering the farmworker community through occupational health and safety training.

Program financed 100% with Federal funds of $6,598,126.00 with 0% nongovernmental funds.

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NATIONAL FARMWORKERS JOBS PROGRAM: LOCAL FIELD OFFICES

Texas Locations


Crystal City 123 W Zavala St Crystal City, Texas 78839 Phone: (830)-374-2723 Fax: 830-374-5465 Mr. Frailan Sendejo Email: crystalcity@metinc.org Eagle Pass 1200 Ferry St Eagle Pass, Texas 78852 Phone: (830)-773-1191 Direct: (830)-757-6156 Fax: (830)-757-3080 Ms. Elizabeth Garcia Email: eaglepass@metinc.org Edinburg 2719 W University Dr Edinburg, Texas 78539 Mailing: PO Box 3669 Edinburg, Texas 78540 Phone: (956)-289-4532 Fax: (956)-289-4593 Ms. Ramona Solis Email: edinburg@metinc.org El Paso 8825 N Loop Dr, #124 El Paso, Texas 79907 Mailing: PO Box 971252 El Paso, Texas 79997 Phone: (915)-872-8155 Fax: (915)-872-8511 Mr. John Ballejo Email: elpaso@metinc.org Horizon 13998 Horizon Blvd, #110-120 Horizon, Texas 79928 Telephone: (915)-887-2792 Ms. Janeth Cordova Email: horizon@metinc.org Harlingen 1902 N Loop 499 Bldg EK, #203 Mailing: PO Box 534267 Harlingen, Texas 78550 Phone: (956)-364-4984 Direct: (956)-364-4985 Fax: (956)-364-5263 Ms. Sylvia Salazar Murphy Email: harlingen@metinc.org Laredo 2389 E Saunders St Laredo, Texas 78041 Phone: (956)-722-3943 Fax: (956)-722-7508 Ms. Margaret Trevino Email: laredo@metinc.org Plainview 927 Broadway St Plainview, Texas 79072 Phone: (806)-293-4457 Fax: (806)-293-8632 Ms. Rachel Salazar Email: plainview@metinc.org Weslaco - One Stop 2290 West Pike Blvd, #100 Weslaco, Texas 78596 Mailing: PO Box 94 Weslaco, Texas 78599 Telephone: (956)-969-6147 Fax: (956)-969-6196 Ms. Dominga Ortiz Email: weslaco@metinc.org Weslaco - STC 400 N Border Ave Bldg D, #133 Weslaco, Texas 78596 Mailing: PO Box 94 Weslaco, Texas 78599 Phone: (956)-447-1296 Fax: (956)-973-1077 Ms. Carmen Salinas Email: weslacohousing@metinc.org




Louisiana Locations


Houma 807 Barrow St Houma, Louisiana 70360 Telephone: (985)-858-2894 Fax: (985)-858-2985 Mr. Nash Pitre Email: houma@metinc.org Saint Martinville 2097 Terrace Rd St Martinville, Louisiana 70582 Telephone: (337)-680-3005 Fax: (337)-680-3028 Ms. Tonett Jefferson Email: st.martinville@metinc.org Winnsboro 1408 Landis St Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295 Telephone: (318)-435-8885 Fax: (318)-435-8887 Ms.Kandace Bowman Ms.Lakisha Thomas Email: winnsboro@metinc.org




North Dakota Locations


Grafton 45 West 6th Street 58237 Telephone: 701-352-4903 Fax: 701-352-0343 Ms. Claribel Almonte Email: grafton@metinc.org Wahpeton 108 7th Street South 58075 Telephone: 701-672-0464 Fax: 701-672-0465 Email: wahpeton@metinc.org breckenridge@metinc.org




Minnesota Locations


Waseca 212 15th Ave NE, #1015 Waseca, Minnesota 56093 Telephone: (507)-310-8384 Fax: 507-310-8193 Ms. Ariana Boelter Email: waseca@metinc.org Willmar 2200 23rd St NE, #2040 Willmar, Minnesota 56201 Telephone: 320-441-6599 Fax: 320-214-3337 Ms. Suzanna Uvalle Email: willmar@metinc.org




Wyoming Locations


Powell 143 S Bent St, #F Powell, Wyoming 82435 Phone: (307)-764-2330 Fax: (307)-764-2330 Mr. Rom Bushnell Email: powell@metinc.org Cheyenne 1510 E Pershing Blvd, #1016 Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 Phone: (307)-634-9303 Fax: (307)-777-5870 Ms. MaKenzie Beck Email: cheyenne@metinc.org





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