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ERIC Number: ED002493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 127
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REPORT OF THE SENATE FACT FINDING COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND WELFARE, CALIFORNIA'S FARM LABOR PROBLEMS, PART II.
COBEY, JAMES A.; AND OTHERS
CALIFORNIA FARM LABOR PROBLEMS INCLUDE LIMITED WORK OPPORTUNITY, LOW EARNINGS, LITTLE ECONOMIC SECURITY, POOR HEALTH, HOUSING, AND EDUCATION, AND UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS. REPRESENTATIVES OF ORGANIZED LABOR RECOMMEND ESTABLISHING A STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW TO COVER ALL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, AND ALSO EXTENDING FEDERAL STATUS TO COVER FARM EMPLOYEES. LITTLE SUPPORT IS RECEIVED FOR INCLUDING FARM EMPLOYEES IN A STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW. DIFFICULTIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS, THE RISK FACTOR IN SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT, AND ADDED EXPENSE TO FARM EMPLOYERS. LONG-TERM RECOGNITION OF THE HEALTH PROBLEM OF SEASONAL FARM WORKERS HAS NOT LED TO SIGNIFICANT REMEDIATION. CONSISTENCY OF FINDINGS, REPEATED RECOMMENDATIONS, AND LACK OF ACTION ARE NOTED. A SUMMARY OF HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY CALIFORNIA GROUPS FROM 1915 TO 1960 IS PRESENTED IN A TABLE. ACTIONS TAKEN FROM 1961 TO 1962 ARE LISTED. ADEQUATE HOUSING CAN BE ACHIEVED BY ATTACKING THE CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM WHICH ARE THE NEED FOR ADEQUATE PAY AND MAXIMUM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS CAN RELIEVE CONDITIONS, BUT THEY HAVE LIMITED ABILITY TO STRIKE AT THE CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM. FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR LABOR HAVE NOT PREVENTED A WAVE OF DISPUTES IN CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE. THERE IS A NEED FOR A DIFFERENT METHOD OF GOVERNMENTAL HANDLING OF FARM LABOR STRIFE. APPENDIXES ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)