Washington Growers League
has the information you need

If you employ agricultural workers, Washington Growers League is the source you need to manage the complicated labor and employment issues facing all agricultural employers today. Every year, hundreds of legislative and regulatory changes affect agricultural employers in Washington state.

WGL is the leading source for information on:

Regulatory changes        Employment services

Labor management         Safety requirements

Upcoming Events


Plan on attending the Washington Growers League Annual Labor Conference and Member Meeting.  There is a lot to learn here at the conference that addresses the full spectrum of labor and employment issues for agricultural employers.  

Some of the agenda topic highlights are: immigration legislation and regulation; how to give sexual harassment prevention training; ag overtime in Washington and other states; and more.

Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA

8:30am – 3:30pm

WGL member price:   $95

Non-member price:    $150

Download the mail-in registration form here

*Please register by February 12, 2020.  If you must register after February 12th, please call the Growers League office at 509-575-6315.  There will be a $15 late fee for all registrations received after February 12th.

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Interested in sponsoring? 

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Planning to stay overnight? Take advantage of the hotel block discounted rate available for Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Hilton Garden Inn

401 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901

$139/night

When making your reservations, just ask for the Washington Growers League block.

509-454-1111

2020 Labor Conference & Annual Meeting Registration

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What's New at WGL


Sexual Harassment Prevention

The Washington Growers League supported the development of a Sexual Harassment Prevention training video and training tool kit by the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH).  The video was designed for farmworkers and WGL provided input to develop the video script and the valuable Facilitator Guide, along g with a team of UW safety and health professionals and a group of farmworker women. You can watch the video online.  The Growers League will be sending all members a thumb drive with the video and trainer’s toolkit.

The link to the Website is HERE


New WPS Requirements

EPA revisions to the
Worker Protection Standard

in effect January 1, 2018

Click here for pesticide training resources

OR

Click here to request WPS training


Looking for information about the
new EPA WPS regulations?

Click here for a WPS comparison chart

Click here for a summary of employer duties

Click here for a checklist of requirements
for worker employers

Click here for a checklist of requirements
for handler employers




Looking for
WPS pesticide safety training resources?


WGL members click here





Click here for archived information

 


Immigration
Reform News

Click here to read
the latest news

Updated 0/15/2020

Bills & Documents

Farm Workforce Modernization Act passes U.S. House of Representatives, sent to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, December 12, 2019
Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Republicans introduce Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, June 19, 2018
Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

Department of Homeland Security Memo issued 02/20/2017
Enforcement of the
Immigration Laws to
Serve the National Interest

A new research report showing the contributions immigrants make to Washington's economy
The Contributions of New Americans in Washington
Released August 2016

A report from the
American Action Forum
Budgetary & Economic
Costs of Addressing
Unauthorized Immigration

Released March 2015

Legal Workforce Act
HR 1147, Feb. 27, 2015

Click here to see
more in the archive