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About Migration Dialogue

Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.

Contact us at migrant@primal.ucdavis.edu.

Rural Migration News: UFW, ALRB, Unions

The UFW's LM-2 reported 9,100 collective bargaining members at the end of 2013, up from 3,300 at the end of 2012. UFW assets rose from $3 million at the end of 2012 to $3.7 million at the end of 2013. UFW liabilities rose as well, leaving net assets of $2.6 million.

The UFW reported $3.7 million in dues and fees and another $1.1 million in per capita taxes which, combined with other receipts, generated $7.1 million during 2013. Representational activities cost $3.5 million and general overhead of $2.1 million were the largest items in $7.4 million in spending. The UFW paid mediator Matt Goldberg $30,000 for mediations in February, March and November 2013.

The seven UFW officers were paid $430,000 in salaries, an average $61,400, and the other 75+ UFW employees $2.8 million, an average $37,300.

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  • Migration News

    Migration News

    Migration News is produced with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and UCB Institute of European Studies. A paper edition is available by mail for $30 domestic and $50 foreign for one year and $55 and $95 for two years. Make checks payable to Migration Dialogue and send to

    Philip Martin, Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA.
  • Rural Migration News

    Rural Migration News

    Rural Migration News is produced with the support of the Colcom, Farm, and Giannini Foundations. A paper edition is available by mail for $30 domestic and $50 foreign for one year and $55 and $95 for two-years. Make checks payable to Migration Dialogue and send to

    Philip Martin, Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA.
  • Sloan Program On Science and Engineering Workers

    Sloan West Coast Program On S&E Workers

    This network of researchers hosts seminars on labor and immigration issues affecting science and engineering workers, compiles and distributes information on these issues, and cooperates closely with the NBER's SEWP.

  • Changing Face

    Changing Face

    The Changing Face project assesses the effects of immigrant farm workers on agriculture and agricultural communities.

  • Research & Seminars

    Research & Seminars

    Include Opinion Leader Seminars, the Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, and Transatlantic Migration Policy Issue seminars.