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ERIC Number: ED002431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 11
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A HELPING HAND, SEASONAL FARM LABOR IN NEW YORK STATE.
DALRYMPLE, DANIEL M.; AND OTHERS
NEW YORK STATE'S PROGRAM OF AID FOR ITS INTERSTATE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IS PRESENTED. NEW YORK IS ONE OF THE MAJOR AGRICULTURAL STATES. THOUSANDS OF SEASONAL WORKERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLEMENT INDIVIDUAL FARMERS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROCESSING PLANTS. THE SEASONAL WORKER IS A KEY FIGURE IN THE STATE'S AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY. THUS THE NEW YORK STATE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON FARM AND FOOD PROCESSING LABOR WAS ORGANIZED. THE COMMITTEE IS DRAWN FROM SEVEN STATE DEPARTMENTS, THEIR COMBINED RESOURCES PROVIDE SERVICES FOR SEASONAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS OF HEALTH, HOUSING, CHILD CARE, EDUCATION, WORKING CONDITIONS, AND SAFETY. LOCAL WELFARE AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES, CIVIC GROUPS, AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES POOL THEIR RESOURCES FOR EFFECTIVE WORK AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. THEY DRAW ON THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR HELP AND IN TURN ASSIST THE VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES IN ATTUNING THEIR EFFORTS TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT LABOR GIVES AID IN INTRODUCING OR UP-DATING LAWS AFFECTING THE SEASONAL WORKERS. HEALTHFUL CONDITIONS IN FARM LABOR CAMPS ARE INSURED THROUGH INSPECTIONS OF HEALTH AND HOUSING FACILITIES, INTRODUCTION OF A SANITARY CODE COVERING HOUSING, FIRE HAZARDS, BATHING AND TOILET FACILITIES, FOOD HANDLING AND FOOD STORAGE FACILITIES, WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL, IMMUNIZATIONS, AND HEALTH AND MATERNITY CLINICS. THE CHILD-CARE PROGRAM HAS CENTERS TO CARE FOR CHILDREN FROM INFANCY TO 14 YEARS OF AGE WHILE THEIR PARENTS ARE WORKING IN THE FIELDS. LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONDUCT SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR THE CHILDREN OF SEASONAL WORKERS DURING JULY AND AUGUST. THE STATE LABOR DEPARTMENT HANDLES THE JOB PLACEMENT OF MANY SEASONAL WORKERS AND IS AUTHORIZED TO SUPERVISE CERTAIN WORKING CONDITIONS. SEASONAL FARM WORKERS WHOSE MOTOR VEHICLES ARE REGISTERED IN ANOTHER STATE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO OBTAIN NEW YORK LICENSE PLATES FOR THE PERIOD FROM JUNE THROUGH NOVEMBER PROVIDED THEIR HOME STATE REGISTRATION IS VALID.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Interdepartmental Committee on Farm and Food Processing Labor, Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)