Farm Labor and the ALRA at 40
The Agricultural Labor Relations Act was signed into law June 5, 1975, after a decade of tumult in the fields at a time when California had farm sales of $7.3 billion ($32 billion today) and spent $1.2 billion on farm labor or 16 percent of sales. Today, farm sales are $43 billion and farm labor costs $9.3 billion or 22 percent of sales, reflecting the increased importance of labor-intensive commodities. In 1975, there were five or six representation elections a day on farms, compared to one in all of 2013. Major ALRB activities have changed from elections to mandatory mediation and conciliation on farms where unions were certified to represent workers in some cases decades ago.
Farm labor and farm labor law have changed over the past four decades. This conference examines changes in the farm labor market and changes in farm labor relations over the past 40 years.
Attendance is free. Registration is required by April 14 to attend any portion of the conference. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. CONFERENCE IS FULL.
Please click on the link below to view/print the conference agenda. Papers presented at the conference, and a summary of the discussion, will be available at: http://migration.ucdavis.edu.
We are grateful to the ALRB, the Giannini and Rosenberg Foundations, the Gifford Center, and the Immigrant Law Association and La Raza for their support of this conference.
Philip Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rooms are being held at Hyatt Place UC Davis at a rate of $147.00 per night plus tax. Please make your reservation before March 16, 2015 by calling 530-756-9500 or booking online at http://ucdavis.place.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/place/index.jsp. The reservation code is ALRA at 40.
If you are unable to stay at Hyatt Place, please contact one of the other local hotels and request a university rate.
Aggie Inn, an Ascend Hotel
245 First Street - Davis, CA 95616 / Phone: +1 (530) 756-0352
Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
234 D Street - Davis, CA 95616 / Phone: +1 (855) 238-1589
Best Western University Lodge
123 B Street - Davis, CA, 95616 / Phone: +1 (530) 756-7890