ERIC Number: ED365486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. Implementation of the Helsinki Accords. Briefings of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (July 20, 1992; October 9, 1992; February 19, 1993; March 1, 1993; April 8, 1993).
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC.
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) monitors and encourages human rights compliance by signatories of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. Language pertaining to migrant workers is found in all major CSCE documents, and the examination of migrant farmworker issues represents part of the Commission's ongoing review of U.S. compliance with CSCE concerns. Five days of public hearings addressed: (1) farm labor market economics, demographics, living conditions, and the status of migrant farmworkers in the United States; (2) health and safety, including effects of pesticides; (3) children's issues, including education and day care; (4) women's issues; and (5) possible solutions to problems facing farmworkers and their employers. The Commission's recommendations cover reform and enforcement of labor laws (including those covering children), provision and coordination of human services, enforcement of occupational health and safety laws and regulations, and increasing access to education and day care. Among the numerous appended documents are a description of the extent of child agricultural labor and its impact on children's health and education; an overview of Office of Migrant Education programs; the Interstate Migrant Education Council's views of the need for full funding, coordination of programs, and centralized advocacy related to migrant education; and a statement of an elementary school principal and former migrant child about his life and motivations and the successes of his school with migrant students. (SV)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Child Labor, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Labor Legislation, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Problems, Migrant Workers, Migrant Youth, Work Environment
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Helsinki Final Act
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