On April 26, Judge M. Casey Rodgers, of the Northern District Court of Florida, issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing its new H-2B Program Rule. This Rule, which governs employers’ treatment of foreign guestworkers regulated under the H-2B visa program, would have imposed new costs, minimum work guarantees, multiple itineraries, and worker housing inspection requirements to the extent of making the program unworkable for many industries, including reforestation.
We’ve been directed to a web resource that Sappi Fine Paper North America recently launched, branded as “eQ,” which provides, apparently on a quarterly basis, downloadable publications on various sustainability topics, designed with high production values.
My name is Rich Palermo, and I am honored and humbled to be elected the first Log A Load For Kids® Foundation Chairman of the Board. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest gratitude to our past Chairwoman, Lisa Medici of Medici Logging, from Westwood, California, for her success in leading the Log A Load For Kids Advisory Group to its newly gained Foundation status.