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Farm Labor Organizing Committee v. Su

In 1980, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations to coordinate its enforcement activities relating to farmworkers. 29 C.F.R. § 42. The regulations require that DOL establish and maintain a National Farm Labor Coordinated Enforcement Committee and Regional Farm Labor Coordinated Enforcement Committees that annually develop written coordinated enforcement plans, maintain contact with farm labor groups to exchange information and coordinate activities, and hold annual public meetings. For many years, DOL has failed to fulfill these mandatory obligations.

On March 12, 2024, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of six farmworker organizations alleging that DOL’s failure to comply with its regulations constitutes agency action unlawfully withheld or unreasonably delayed in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706(1). We have asked the court to order DOL to comply with its coordinated enforcement regulations.