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ERIC Number: ED002688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 53
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FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILIES WHO FOLLOW THE CROPS (BAKERSFIELD, FEBRUARY 27-28, 1964).
MCALLISTER, BARD; AND OTHERS
A CONFERENCE WAS HELD TO EXAMINE THE REALITIES OF PROBLEMS OF MIGRANT WORKERS FROM THE POINTS OF VIEW OF THE GROWER, THE WORKER, THE CONSUMER, AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THE TREND HAS BEEN TOWARD MECHANIZING AGRICULTURE, CEASING THE IMPORTATION OF BRACEROS AND OTHER FOREIGN LABOR, AND RECRUITING MANY NEW FAMILIES TO AGRICULTURE FOR DOMESTIC WORK. THE PROBLEMS OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT INVOLVE A LOW INCOME, THE LACK OF STABLE, PERMANENT HOMES, AND A LACK OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CREWS AND EMPLOYERS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE GOVERNMENTS CAN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPROVING CONDITIONS THROUGH LEGISLATION AND OTHER MEANS. REARRANGING AND STRENGTHENING MIGRATORY ROUTES AND TAKING STEPS TO ASSURE FARM WORKERS OF THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE NATIONAL PROSPERITY SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN. EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HOUSING, SANITATION, HEALTH, WAGES, EDUCATION, FRINGE BENEFITS, LIVING STANDARD, AND THE INCENTIVE GAP BETWEEN AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY ARE NEEDED. SUGGESTED MEASURES FOR IMPROVEMENT INCLUDE PROVISION OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKER TO HELP CITIZENS ORGANIZE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT, A VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN, AND THE REDIRECTION OF EXISTING RESOURCES BY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES INTO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: California's Advisory Committee on Children and Youth, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)