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Shrimp processors fighting proposed H2-B pay raises

Shrimp processors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have filed for injunctive relief in federal court in an effort to block a proposed rule change by the U.S. Department of Labor in determining wages paid under the department’s H2-B guest-worker program.

A late September decision by the Labor Department to delay the new wage-determining rule has the Biloxi-based American Shrimp Processors Association’s (ASPA’s) court action in limbo, but processors are still angry over the…

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