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Mon Nov 9, 2020, 12:30 PM

Trump freezes wages of farmworkers

12:22 ET - Farmworker Justice, a Washington-based advocacy group, is blasting a rule by the Trump administration that freezes wages for agricultural guestworkers as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll among farmworkers. The rule, issued by DOL this week, freezes wages through 2022 for some 250,000 foreign workers who enter the US each year on seasonal agricultural visas, and adjusts the process for calculating future wages. Under the rule farmworkers will lose $1.7B over a decade, the advocacy group says, slashing incomes for workers who already are among the lowest-paid in the country. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue praised the rule, saying farmworker wages have increased in recent years at a faster rate than other industries and that it ensures stability for farmers by helping then "plan and budget for their workforce needs." (jesse.newman@wsj.com; @jessenewman13)

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Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2020 OP
underpants Nov 2020 #1
snowybirdie Nov 2020 #2
spanone Nov 2020 #3
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #4
central scrutinizer Nov 2020 #5
BSdetect Nov 2020 #6

Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 12:31 PM

1. Labor has leverage in this situation so Trump changes the rules

Typical

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 12:32 PM

2. He'll be gone

No need to obsess over his dumb and hurtful pronouncements.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 12:34 PM

3. FUCK THE SHITSTAIN

He hates foreigners. Period.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 12:36 PM

4. Stability for 'farmers' ... riiiiiight ...

Profits for ConAgra and SBC you mean ...

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 01:34 PM

5. "Increased at a faster rate" is specious

When you start with a small number, any change will result in a larger percentage change than starting with a larger number.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:01 PM

6. Exactly hoe the "Free Market" works? As applied to gop friends.

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