Membership Benefits

Membership in the Washington Growers League gives you the expert labor and employment help you need, when you need it, from the best trained staff in the industry. Membership also helps support crucial advocacy, representing and protecting the interests of agricultural employers in Washington state.

Washington Growers League members enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Expert assistance with labor and employment problems. WGL is the "go-to" group for Washington state agriculture on industry-wide labor issues like immigration, labor supply, wages and labor relations.

  • Unlimited consultation. Direct access to unlimited consultation provided by our experienced labor management specialists and legal staff. WGL members can count on receiving accurate, legally correct information when it is needed.

  • The WGL Newsline. The best monthly update on labor and employment in Northwest agriculture. Special bulletins on hot topics are sent as needed.

  • Safety Meeting Ideas. Produced monthly in English and Spanish, these relevant safety topics help keep WGL members in compliance with safety standards.

  • WGL Agricultural Employer's Handbook. A comprehensive guide written expressly for managers and supervisors in the agricultural industry.

  • Effective advocacy. WGL maintains aggressive year-round lobbying and advocacy in the state legislature and federal agencies and is recognized as the authority on agricultural labor issues in Washington state. WGL also helps influence federal labor policy through its involvement with the National Council of Agricultural Employers.

  • Public and media relations. WGL Executive Director Mike Gempler is a widely-recognized and experienced spokesman for agriculture on labor and employment issues.

  • Free labor management training video library. A wealth of information available for WGL members and their employees.

  • Updated posters. WGL members get all the posters required by law, free and updated automatically.

  • Significant discounts. Members save money on other fee services provided by the Washington Growers League.


Reform News

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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

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