New AEWR rates challenged in Congress- Analysis
The adverse effect wage rates (AEWR) recently issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) are facing a legislative challenge.
Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, and FDIC address banking system issues- General News
The following statement was released by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell, and FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg.
IFPA criticizes Department of Labor H-2A wage revisions- General News
The Department of Labor released the Final Rule regarding the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for H-2A employers yesterday delivering the latest in a series of burdensome regulations directly impacting the fresh produce industry.
Threat of rail strike ends- Analysis
Both the Senate and House of Representatives have approved a measure enforcing the Biden administration’s agreement to settle the rail strike.
Biden pushes Congress to enact rail agreement- Analysis
The U.S. national rail strike has been postponed, not averted. The major railroads and the railroad workers’ unions have been at an impasse since the summer.
The last legs of Title 42- Analysis
Title 42 appears to be on its last legs. This measure was implemented by the previous presidential administration as a precaution against the coronavirus. It was used to exclude over a million illegal immigrants from the south of the border on grounds of public health.
President Biden’s future legacy- Analysis
I am deliberately writing this on the day of the election. So nothing I say can be taken as reflecting on what did and didn’t or should have or shouldn’t have happened in the mid-term election.
Beyond the free-trade ideal- Analysis
The Biden administration and its predecessor are more marked by contrasts than resemblances, but in one important area, their policies have been remarkably consistent: foreign trade.
Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act- General News
In a rare showing of bipartisan unity, Congress has passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, a bill that was signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday and was welcomed by many business interests, including those in the produce industry.
USApple supports USTR ag trade negotiator nominee- General News
The U.S. Apple Association today applauded President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Doug McKalip to be chief agricultural trade negotiator in the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.