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Mexican farm labor program, Department of Labor. Hearings before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, Eighty-third Congress, second session, on H.J. Res. 461 making an additional appropriation for the Department of Labor for the fiscal year 1954, and for other purposes by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Agricultural laborers, Mexican -- United States,
  • Migrant agricultural laborers -- United States

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Styles Bridges, chairman

The Physical Object
Paginationii, 21 p.
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15235322M
LC Control Number54061514

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His article, "The Political Economy of the Mexican Farm Labor Program, " (Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, ), won the ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award at the Centennial Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in   The Farm Labor topic page presents data and analysis on the size and composition of the U.S. agricultural workforce; recent trends in the employment of hired farmworkers; farmworkers' demographic characteristics, legal status, migration practices, and geographic distribution; trends in wages and labor cost shares; and trends in H-2A program utilization. LLAS Presents speaker Dr. Nelson Pichard "The First Wave: Mexican Farm Labor Activism During the Great Depression" February 7, Prof. Nelson Pichardo Almanzar is a member of the faculty of the Sociology Department as well as director of its Ethnic Studies program. Henry Pope Anderson (Decem – Octo ) was a farm labor union organizer, activist, author, and historian. He studied the Bracero program (an agricultural guest-worker program) as a graduate student in Public Health at the University of California. He was Director of Research at Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), an early AFL/CIO-sponsored effort to unionize Born: Decem , Plano, Texas, US.

The Mexican Farm Labor Program--or bracero program as it came to be known--was from its inception in a highly controversial issue. At international, national, and subnational levels, it remained the focal point of an intense interest-group struggle. A denied request for “ Mexican nationals” to harvest pears, issued by the US Department of Labor, A transcription of a Los Angeles Times news . The Mexican Farm Labor Agreement followed in which established the Bracero Program, a yearlong guest worker program and a predecessor to the current H-2A, Agricultural Temporary Guest Worker Program, which allows growers to bring in foreign workers on temporary visas. These labor programs were introduced by design and necessity. Mexican Labor and World War II: The Bracero Program A denied request for “ Mexican nationals” to harvest pears, issued by the US Department of Labor, The document discusses domestic farm workers on strike in California.

  By then, the program had created an ongoing thirst for cheap farm labor and cheap food—and a corresponding thirst for Mexican nationals to seek out their fortunes in the United : Erin Blakemore.   In , a program that brought migrant Mexican laborers to the U.S. ended. So the U.S. recruited American students to pick crops instead. When they saw their living conditions, strikes ensued.   The Bracero Program was established by an executive order issued by President Roosevelt in July and formally initiated on August 4, , when representatives of the United States and Mexico signed the Mexican Farm Labor Agreement. While intended to last only until the end of the war, the program was extended by the Migrant Labor Agreement in and was not . The U.S. Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) found that less than half of crop workers have health insurance, and only 29% had a health plan that was provided by their employer.3 If farm employers want workers to stay home when they get sick and to seek treatment before returning to work, they should provide.