Northwest Forest Worker Center
Empowering workers for ethical stewardship of the land
Northwest Forest Worker Center is a nonprofit organization that empowers forest workers and harvesters of non-timber forest products (mushrooms, berries, floral greens, etc.) in northern California, Oregon and Washington to improve their lives and livelihoods.
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Excellent stewardship requires excellent working conditions. Please help us create both in America's forests.
On February 5, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to make rules governing the H-2B visa program. This is big news. It means that the rule prescribing the method for calculating prevailing wages the DOL put in place in 2011 is valid, and that workers could get a pay hike that averages $4.38 per hour. Read more.