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ERIC Number: ED002693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Jul
Pages: 17
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MIGRATORY LABOR IN OHIO.
BINGHAM, SALLY
OHIO HAS BECOME A HIGHLY INDUSTRIALIZED STATE WITH INSUFFICIENT QUALIFIED LOCAL FARM WORKERS TO MEET HARVEST DEMANDS. MIGRANT WORKERS HAVE FILLED THAT NEED, DOING MOSTLY "STOOP WORK" AND WORKING IN FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS. THE ANNUAL WORKER PLAN HAS PROVIDED FOR MORE EFFICIENT SCHEDULING OF MIGRANTS. CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR MIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES BY THE GOVERNOR AND HIS COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT LABOR. IN EDUCATION, PRIVATELY FINANCED SUMMER SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED. RESULTS INCLUDE GREATER CITIZEN INTEREST IN MIGRANTS, LARGER ENROLLMENT AND CLASS ATTENDANCE, EFFECTIVE VOLUNTEER HELP, PROVISIONS FOR PROPER CLOTHING TO INCREASE ENROLLMENT, TEACHER ORIENTATION FOR ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE 6-WEEK COURSE, AND THE SETTING UP OF STANDARDS FOR CLASSES AND TEACHERS. IN EMPLOYMENT AND TRANSPORTATION, A MORE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GROWER AND MIGRANT WAS FOUND TO BE NECESSARY TO IMPROVE RECRUITING METHODS, AND GREATER USE HAD TO BE MADE OF THE ANNUAL WORKER PLAN FOR SCHEDULING MIGRANT WORKERS. NEEDED REFORM MEASURES INCLUDED REDUCED TRUCK LICENSE FEES, PROVISIONS FOR REST CAMPS, IMPROVED REGULATIONS AND LAWS. IN HOUSING, HEALTH, AND SANITATION, IMPROVEMENTS WERE MADE IN INSPECTION METHODS, IN WATER SUPPLY SAFETY PROVISIONS, IN TOILET FACILITIES, IN GARBAGE DISPOSAL, IN ELECTION OF CAMP SITES, IN HOUSING REPAIRS, IN CLINIC AND NURSE PROVISIONS, AND IN MORE FREQUENT USE OF HEALTH RECORD CARDS. THE OHIO LEGISLATURE IN 1959 STUDIED COST REIMBURSEMENT IN SCHOOLS, APPROPRIATIONS FOR OTHER EXPENSES, AND THE GENERAL MIGRANT LABOR SITUATION. CONCERNS OF PUBLIC WELFARE AGENCIES ENCOMPASSED PROVISIONS FOR SURPLUS FOODS, RELIEF FUNDS, DAY CARE CENTERS, ACTIVITIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN, AND A SOCIAL WORKER.
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Commission on Migratory Labor, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: ANNUAL WORKER PLAN; COLUMBUS