Recent News:

Proposed Worker Protection Standards Update

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed agriculture Worker Protection Standards public comment period. For more details click on Press release WPS – Spanish for the Spanish, or the following link for English,  Press release WPS

Art and Essay Contest launched

  AFOP’s 2014 Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contest Guidelines   AFOP 2014 Essay Contest – English (2) AFOP 2014 Essay Contest – Spanish AFOP 2014 Art Contest – English AFOP 2014 Art Contest – Spanish

Deadline for Accounting Services extended to March 14, 2014

AFOP is extending the deadline to March 14, 2014 for accounting services.  To learn more, please read Request for Proposals AFOP

New employees

December 2013 brought staffing changes to AFOP. We are excited with the new ideas and perspectives Kathleen, Melanie, and Vashti bring to their  positions and anticipate a productive year with new growth and enthusiasm. Kathleen Nelson is AFOP’s Director of Workforce Development.  She works closely with colleagues at the US Department of Labor to provide […]

Request for Proposal: Accounting

Effective January 9, 2014, AFOP is accepting Request for Proposals for accounting services.  Request for Proposals AFOP

AFOP Helps Al Jazeera America Investigate U.S. Child Labor in Agriculture

Contact: Robert Crumley Telephone: (512) 296-1046 Email: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFOP Helps Al Jazeera America Investigate U.S. Child Labor in Agriculture Fault Lines program highlights plight of farmworker children, features Director of Children in the Fields Campaign Norma Flores López Washington, D.C. – Al Jazeera America’s Fault Lines program is broadcasting a comprehensive news […]

Winners – Children in the Fields Essay & Art Contest

Migrant/seasonal farmworking children, ages 10-18, win essay and art contest. Working children encouraged to use art and literature to reflect on the impact of work and life goals. Washington D.C. September 05, 2013 –Twelve migrant and seasonal farmworker children, ages 10-18, are recognized for expressions of their lives spent working the agricultural fields of America. […]

The Hidden Faces of Farmworker Women

AFOP Report Documents Sexual Abuse and Health Issues Plaguing Women in the Fields April 17, 2013 Washington, D.C.—Today, in the midst of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) released a report on the state of farmworker women’s health in the United States, detailing the prevalence of sexual harassment and […]

Bills Take Very Different Approaches on Job Training

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Cautions on Efforts to Update the Workforce Investment Act Washington, D.C. — Today, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee will formally introduce the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The Republican bill […]

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Resigns

Longtime Farmworker Champion and First Latina to Head a Federal Agency Announces Her Resignation Washington, D.C.—The White House confirmed U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning. Solis offered her letter of resignation to President Obama today. In a written statement, Solis shared: “Over the Christmas and New Year holidays with my family in California, […]