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.
Court orders Department of Labor to Implement new methodology for calculating H-2B wages
On March 21, 2013, the United States District Court in Philadelphia ruled in C.A.T.A et al v. Solis (in which the NFWC, under our former name, is a plaintiff) that the Department of Labor can no longer use the flawed methodology for calculating the H-2B prevailing wage that was adopted by the outgoing Bush administration in its waning hours. read more >>
Oregon State Senate proposes mushroom license system
The Oregon state Senate’s Committee on Rural Communities and Economic Development held a hearing on March 14, 2013, on proposed legislation (SB 578) that would require mushroom harvesters and mushroom buyers to purchase licenses when picking, buying and selling mushrooms in the state.
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