ERIC Number: ED461739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Agricultural Job Opportunity Benefits and Security Act of 1999. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session (May 4, 2000).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This publication documents a congressional hearing on the Agricultural Job Opportunity Benefits and Security Act of 1999, which focuses on these three major concerns: the United States (US) is the home of a large and growing number of undocumented agricultural workers; the current H-2A Program is administratively burdensome, does not work well for workers or employers and could be replaced by a registry; and the bill provides a route to legal residence for farm workers and enhances protections, wages, and labor conditions. An opening statement by Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan is followed by testimony and/or statements from Representatives from the States of California and Georgia; Senators from the States of Idaho, Florida, and Oregon; and individuals representing the United Farmworkers of America, AFL-CIO; Lutheran Ministry to Farmworkers, Woodburn, Oregon; National Council of Agricultural Employers, Washington, DC; Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza; and American Farm Bureau, Traverse City, Michigan. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Agricultural Laborers, Agriculture, Employment Services, Farm Labor, Foreign Workers, Fringe Benefits, Hearings, Labor Legislation, Labor Standards, Migrant Employment, Migrant Problems, Migrant Programs, Undocumented Immigrants, Wages
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.