ERIC Number: ED057970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-9
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Governor's Task Force on Migrant Labor. Final Report.
Governor's Task Force on Migrant Labor, Detroit, MI.
Michigan's 9-member Task Force on Migrant Labor, established in 1969, was charged by the governor (1) to develop and provide for carrying out more effective ways to coordinate the functions of state government, to better utilize available resources, and to enforce existing laws; (2) to determine whether existing law in this field is adequate or whether additional laws should be recommended to the legislature; and (3) to determine whether there are additional needs for state programs to deal with non-migrant Mexican Americans in Michigan. The Task Force existed for 10 weeks, during which time 4 meetings were held and 5 counties were visited. Also, the chairman of the Task Force met individually with each member, or his representative, to discuss programs and ideas of each agency represented. This document, the final report of the Task Force, includes 18 recommendations. Some of the recommendations are that the governor establish a Council of Rural Affairs, chaired by the governor, consisting of heads of the departments and agencies principally concerned with rural matters, including migrant labor; that laws concerning migrants be fairly and fully enforced; that the staff of the Agricultural Labor Camp licensing unit be augmented in 1970 and 1971 by the addition of 6 Spanish-speaking seasonal camp inspectors; that a public non-profit corporation be established to construct and maintain agricultural labor camps; that migrant health care centers be continued and expanded; and that the state minimum wage be increased immediately to $1.60 per hour. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Task Force on Migrant Labor, Detroit, MI.