Oct 14, 2022 | News Story

AFL-CIO Calls for Sweeping Reforms of H-2B Visa Program

Seasonal workers are on the front lines, and these jobs should be good, union jobs with fair wages and safe working conditions. However, the current structure of the H-2B program has enabled rampant and often egregious abuse. Continued increases in the number of visas without improved safeguards put migrant and U.S. workers alike at unacceptable risk. Rather than expanding an exploitative model, we renew our call for the administration and Congress to prioritize humanitarian pathways and implement extensive H-2B reforms that lift labor standards, hold employers accountable, and ensure full rights and fair treatment of all workers in seasonal industries. Read more here!