Thursday, April 12, 2018
Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH
The NAWS was begun in 1989 to help DOL determine the supply of labor available to US crop agriculture so that, in conjunction with USDA estimates of the demand for crop workers, the proper number of free-agent RAW workers could have been legalized or admitted to prevent labor shortages. There were no labor shortages, and USDA stopped estimating the demand for crop workers, but DOL continued to collect data on the characteristics and earnings of crop workers.
NAFTA, H-2A, Immigration, and the ALRB
Friday, April 13, 2018
Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, UC Davis Law School
This conference examines labor-related issues in California and US agriculture. Labor-intensive fruit and vegetable crops are almost over 85 percent of California and 40 percent of US crop sales, farm worker employment has been increasing, and the state’s mostly unauthorized farm workers are aging and settling in one place with families that include US-born children, reducing migrancy.