High Vaccination Rate Reported Among H-2A Workers

Thanks to a variety of efforts, the H-2A farmworker community has reported a high rate of COVID-19 vaccinations. Dan Fazio, CEO of WAFLA, the Washington Farm Labor Association, said Medical Teams International has been working on issuing vaccinations along with local health jurisdictions and farmworker clinics. And that has resulted, he noted in a vaccination […]

Fazio: Ag Community Has Been Doing The Right Thing During The Pandemic

Saying “better late than never”, the Washington Farm Bureau and the Washington Farm Labor Association are breathing a sigh of relief, after Governor Jay Inslee, the State Department of Labor and the Health Department revised emergency housing rules for farmworkers. WAFLA Executive Director, Dan Fazio said removing the masking and social distancing requirements makes perfect […]

Washington Relaxes Some COVID Restrictions For Farm Workers

Late last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the state had relaxed some of the COVID-19 emergency rules for farm workers. One of the biggest changes means fully vaccinated farmworkers living in temporary housing no longer need to wear masks. The move came a week after the Washington Farm Labor Association and the state Farm […]

WFB, WAFLA Sue State Over Emergency COVID Rules

Earlier this month, the Washington Farm Bureau and WAFLA filed suit against the state of Washington for continually using emergency regulations during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than going through the legal rule making process. John Stuhlmiller, Farm Bureau CEO said by continually using emergency rules, farmers had to address provisions that were not fair or […]

Washington Dairy To Discuss Labor During Virtual Meeting Wednesday

The Washington State Dairy Federation will hold a virtual presentation Wednesday focused on a variety of labor topics and how they will impact those in the industry. Scott Dilley, Communications Director for the Dairy Federation, said WAFLA Director Dan Fazio and Human Resources Manager Pam Peters will address employment-related questions. “Where are we on workers’ comp […]

Farm Groups Fear L&I Proposal Would Devastate Washington Ag

Last week, Washington Labor & Industries proposed a draft of emergency rules for temporary agriculture worker housing when it comes to combating the spread of Coronavirus. A variety of farm groups across the state fear this will be a detrimental hit to the state’s agriculture industry, with cherry harvest starting in just a few weeks. […]