Wyoming Governor Mead asks Labor Department to withdraw H-2A rule
June 2, 2015
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is asking the Department of Labor to withdraw and reconsider a proposed rule governing the federal H-2A program used by the Wyoming sheep and livestock industry to hire seasonal and temporary workers. Specifically, the proposed rule would establish dramatic increases in wages, which includes increases to the amounts required for housing.
Governor Mead has been contacted by Wyoming sheep ranchers and others in the state's agriculture industries with concerns about the impact the rule would have on their businesses.