Dig Deeper: NCAE Comments on the Final Rule

While the recent Department of Labor final rule on "Farmworker Protection" has received criticism purely on making the H2A program more cumbersome and expensive, this article digs deeper. The exclusion of farmworkers from federal protections under the National Labor Relations Act and the prohibition against firing workers for union participation have long been contentious issues that have sparked debate. Michael Marsh, president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, strongly opposes this development, arguing that existing federal regulations already outline wage and working conditions for H-2A workers, calling into question the necessity of unionization.