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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: ALRB, NLRB, WHD

ALRB. Gerawan Farms dominated ALRB activities in Fall 2014. An Administrative Law Judge on September 29, 2014 began a hearing on unfair labor practice charges filed by the UFW and Gerawan dealing with a decertification election held November 5, 2013. The UFW asked the ALRB to set aside the election, while many of the workers who voted and Gerawan asked the ALRB to count the votes.

The California Court of Appeal in Fresno in October 2014 asked for information on whether the contract imposed on Gerawan in 2013 after mandatory mediation would be null and void if the ALRB concludes that Gerawan workers in fact voted to decertify the UFW. In November 2014, the same Court of Appeal agreed to hear a Gerawan charge that the state law mandating Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation (MMC) is unconstitutional.

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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.