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ERIC Number: ED002404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 25
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REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON DOMESTIC MIGRATORY FARM LABOR.
MITCHELL, JAMES P.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON MIGRATORY LABOR ARE TO BRING ABOUT IMPROVED CONDITIONS FOR MIGRATORY WORKERS TO MIGRATE BY STABILIZING AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT. EFFORTS HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TOWARD RESOLVING PROBLEMS OF CAMP HOUSING, SAFE TRANSPORTATION, ADEQUATE EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES, EXTENSION OF LABOR LAWS TO AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, AND GREATER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. MODEST PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE. MIGRANT WORKERS ARE COVERED BY OLD-AGE AND SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE. REGULATIONS EXIST GOVERNING THE INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS. MIGRATORY LABOR COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN FORMED IN 21 STATES. HOUSING HAS BEEN IMPROVED. PROGRAMS HAVE HELPED TO PROVIDE MORE CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT. STATE ACTION IS RECOMMENDED IN SUCH AREAS AS WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAWS, SAFETY REGULATIONS, FUNDS FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES, PROVISION FOR ADULT EDUCATION, ELIMINATION OF RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE WELFARE PROGRAMS, AND EMPLOYER EDUCATION. FEDERAL ACTION IS RECOMMENDED TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT MIGRANTS FROM UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES OF LABOR CONTRACTORS, TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION STAFF TO ENFORCE REGULATIONS, TO REVIEW FOREIGN LABOR IMPORT PROGRAMS, TO ELIMINATE RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIPT OF FEDERAL FUNDS, AND TO CONTINUE ACTION TO PROVIDE HEALTH SERVICES AND ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR MIGRANTS. LISTS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; WASHINGTON