Upcoming Training

Washington Growers League offers in-depth training on the issues affecting agricultural employers.


Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Training
for Pesticide Handlers

This training class meets the requirements for the new WPS regulations that went into effect January 2, 2018.

All pesticide handlers must be trained annually, AND they must be trained before they begin handling activities. WSDA-approved cards will be issued to attendees who complete the training.

Class schedule:
 
February 6 in Walla Walla RESCHEDULED to 03/04
Walla Walla Regional Airport, Blue Mountain Room
45 Terminal Loop Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Spanish only: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

February 13 in Malaga RESCHEDULED to 02/25
Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing, Dining Hall
346 Larkspur Lane, Malaga, WA 98828
Spanish: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
English: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm CANCELED

February 25 in Malaga
Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing, Dining Hall
346 Larkspur Lane, Malaga, WA 98828
Spanish: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

February 27 in Yakima *Updated
Greenough Conference Center, Lower Level
105 S. 2nd Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902
Spanish AM: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Spanish PM: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

March 4 in Walla Walla
Walla Walla Regional Airport, Blue Mountain Room
45 Terminal Loop Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Spanish only: 9:00 am - 11:30 am


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or
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a mail-in registration form



Agricultural Management Employer Update

FREE for WGL members AND non-members

Offered in English

Topics include: New regulations and hot issues / Paid sick leave / Paid family and medical leave / Non-productive time / Worker Protection Standard / H-2A / Sexual harassment policies / Employee grievance and hotlines

Class schedule:


March 8 / 9-11:30 a.m. / Pasco

March 12 / 9-11:30 a.m. / Yakima

March 12 / 2:30-5 p.m. / Othello

March 14 / 9-11:30 a.m. / Wenatchee

March 15 / 9-11:30 a.m. / Lynden

March 15 / 2-4:30 p.m. / Mount Vernon

March 19 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Prosser

March 21 / 9-11:30 a.m. / Quincy

March 26 / 9-11:30 a.m. / Milton-Freewater


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Questions? Call WGL at 509-575-6315

If you would like to make a request for a training topic or discuss your specific training needs, please call the WGL office at 509-575-6315.

 


Job Safety Basics for Agricultural Workers

Updated December 2016



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English, Spanish,
Mixteco Alto or
Mixteco Bajo


First DVD is free.
Additional copies are $10 plus tax and shipping



Check out our farmworker housing resources


Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA



Brender Creek
Seasonal Housing

in Cashmere, WA



Rent-A-Tent Housing
for cherry harvest


Immigration
Reform News

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the latest news

Updated 06/19/2018

Bills & Documents

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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