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Farm Workers

"The 13 million working women and men of the AFL-CIO welcome you to Today's Unions."

Agriculture Network Information Center
"AgNIC is a guide to quality agricultural information on the Internet as selected by the National Agricultural Library, Land-Grant Universities, and other institutions."

Agricultural Safety Information Links
"WWW Virtual Library for Agriculture... Agricultural Safety Information"

Agricultural Workforce Policy Board
"The British Columbia Agricultural Workforce Policy Board (AWPB) is a unique partnership of public and private sector groups and organizations in BC that have an interest in agriculture and its workforce."

"AgriGator swamp is found at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' (IFAS) Computer Network (ICON). "

American Farm Bureau
"The Voice of Agriculture"

"Our mission is to use the latest technologies to disseminate information generated by the agricultural community."

British Columbia Agricultural Labour Pool
"The Agricultural Labour Pool is a recruitment and job seeking assistance service for both employers and those seeking employment."

Bureau of Labor Statistics
"The BLS web site houses a wide-range of data and information related to labor statistics."

California Agricultural Bulletin
"The monthly California Agricultural Bulletins provide estimates of agricultural employment and hourly earnings for California and six regional areas."

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
"The Department of Pesticide Regulation protects human health and the environment by regulating pesticide sales and use, and by fostering reduced-risk pest management."

California Farm Bureau Federation
"The California Farm Bureau is California's largest farm organization with more than 85,000 member families in 53 county Farm Bureaus. It is a voluntary, nongovernmental, nonpartisan organization of farm and ranch families seeking solutions to the problems that affect their lives, both socially and economically."

California Labor Federation
"The California Labor Federation is the state AFL-CIO, with more than 1,300 affiliated local unions, representing 2.1 million union members in diverse communities and sectors of the state's economy."

Chemical Health & Safety Data
"Health and Safety information has been collected on over 2000 chemicals studied by the National Toxicology Program."

Chief Economist's Office, USDA Agricultural Labor Affairs Coordinator
"Agricultural Labor Affairs"

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
"The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government."

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles Index
"Following is the alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor, provided, as a public service, by ITA, makers of immigration software."

Economic Research Service
"The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

Employment and Training Administration
The Employment and Training Administration seeks to build up the labor market through the training of the workforce and the placement of workers in jobs through employment services."

Employment At Will (Article from Monthly Labor Review - Acrobat Reader required)
"The employment-at-will doctrine: three major exceptions"

Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
"The Employment Standards Administration (ESA), the largest agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, enforces and administers laws governing legally-mandated wages and working conditions, including child labor, minimum wages, overtime and family and medical leave; equal employment opportunity in businesses with federal contracts and subcontracts..."

Environmental Protection Agency
" protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment... "

EPA List of Restricted Use Products (RUP)
"The Restricted Use Products Report is a compilation of both active and cancelled pesticide products classified as "Restricted Use."

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and began operating on July 2, 1965. The EEOC enforces the principal federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination ..."

Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS)
"The Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS) is a subscriber member organization affiliated with the California Farm Bureau Federation."

Farm Labor Organizing Committee
"FLOC is the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a union of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the Midwest. FLOC was founded in 1967 by Baldemar Velásquez, was formally organized as a labor union of farmworkers working in the Midwest in 1979, and was granted a charter by the AFL-CIO in 1994."

Farm Labor Requirements Under Federal Wage & Hour Laws
"A database of materials devoted to increased safety, health and injury prevention in agriculture."

Federal Migrant Housing Regulations (OSHA)

Gempler's Alert
"The newsletter of Ag/Hort safety and employment law compliance."

GPO Access Database
"GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government."

INS - Border Patrol
"The United States Border Patrol is the mobile uniformed law enforcement arm of the INS."

INS Laws, Regulations, and Guides
"This page provides information on laws, regulations and interpretations controlling immigration and the work of the INS."

(INS) U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
"The Immigration and Naturalization Service is a Federal agency within the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that administers the nation's immigration laws."

Julian Samora Research Institute at MSU
"The JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest."

Mexico Labor Law
"Excerpts from the Diario Oficial de la Federación"

Michigan State University Extension Immigration Resources

National Agricultural Library (NAL)
"The National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is one of four National Libraries in the United States. NAL is a major international source for agriculture and related information."

National Agricultural Statistics Service
"The NASS mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. agriculture."

National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS)
"The U.S. Department of Labor is the only national information source on the demographics, and working and living conditions of U.S. farmworkers. Since the NAWS began surveying farmworkers in 1988, it has collected information from over 25,000 workers."

National Food Safety Programs

National Library for the Environment - Congressional Research Service Reports
"The Congressional Research Service (CRS), part of the Library of Congress, prepares its reports for the U.S. Congress. CRS products undergo review for accuracy and objectivity and contain nontechnical information that can be very useful to people interested in environmental policy."

National Safety Council - Agriculture Division
"A Membership Organization Dedicated to Protecting Life and Promoting Health"

NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Sciences
"The NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, brings together 15 leading scientists from the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, the Department of Statistics, the School of Public Health, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to interact in a synergistic, multidisciplinary approach to attack problems at the interface of basic science and public health."

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development at Iowa State University
"The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, located at Iowa State University, is one of four regional centers coordinating rural development research and education throughout the United States."

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, The Pennsylvania State University
"The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is one of four regional rural development centers in the nation. We focus specifically on rural problems of the Northeast region."

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
"OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America."

Ohio Farm Labor Handbook
"This publication is an informational source for farm employers and employees."

OSHA Consultation Service
"Using a free consultation service largely funded by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers can find out about potential hazards at their worksites, improve their occupational safety and health management systems, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections."

OSHA Field Sanitation Standard

O.S.U. Western Rural Development Center
"The purpose of the Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) is to strengthen rural families, communities, and businesses by facilitating rural development research and extension (outreach) projects cooperatively with universities and communities throughout the West."

Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program Report (Acrobat Reader required)
"The Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program helps DPR reevaluate pesticide registrations and modify use practices to enhance protection for people and the environment."

Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Pesticide Applicators
"The Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, is amending its regulations at governing recordkeeping of federally restricted use pesticides by certified applicators."

Rural development agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
"Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America."

Rural Information Center
"The Rural Information Center provides information and referral services for rural communities, officials, organizations and citizens."

Safety Links: Material Safety Data Sheets
"There are several places on the internet which have huge databases filled with MSDS information."

Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University
"The Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) has served the twenty-nine Land-Grant institutions of the thirteen Southern states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands since 1974. SRDC is one of four regional rural development centers supporting research and extension efforts to improve the lives of people living in non-metropolitan areas of the United States."

Spanish Agricultural Dictionary
"There has been a mounting interest on the part of farm employers in learning a little Spanish, based on a desire to better communicate with their Spanish-speaking employees."

Standard Industrial Classification Codes

State Laws and Regulations

Statistical Links

"For more than 80 Years... The World's Favorite Raisin"

"To make life better for Teamster members and their families--and for all working families--the Teamsters organize the unorganized, make workers' voices heard in the corridors of power, negotiate contracts that make the American dream a reality for millions, protect workers' health and safety, and fight to keep jobs in North America."

UC Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center
"To understand and apply ergonomic approaches to development and evaluation of equipment designs and work practices that prevent musculoskeletal disorders in agricultural work."

UC Agricultural Health and Safety Center at Davis
"The Center is one of nine agricultural health and safety centers established in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control for the purpose of protecting and improving the health and safety of the nation's farmers, farmworkers, and consumers."

UC Agricultural Labor Management
"...offers a number of resources to farm employers, academia, consultants, and the press on farm labor..."

UC Agricultural Personnel Management Program
"This site is an information center on farm labor management and related issues for practitioners, educators, service providers, students, and researchers. Assembled here is a wealth of material and structured links to educational articles, legal and government references, news, data bases, research findings, advice, and other resources."

"A Voice for Working America"

United Farm Workers (UFW)
"The Official Web Page of the United Farm Workers of America"

U.S. Code
"This version is generated from the most recent version made available by the US House of Representatives."

U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform
"The mandate of the Commission was to review and evaluate the implementation and impact of U.S. immigration policy and to transmit to the Congress reports of its findings and recommendations."

U.S. Department of Labor
"The U.S. Department of Labor was created by Congress in 1913 'to foster, promote and develop the welfare of working people, to improve their working conditions, and to enhance their opportunities for profitable employment.'"

U.S. Farm Labor Charts
"Detailed color charts showing data for farm workers, wage rates, and number of farms for the U.S."

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
"FindLaw is the pioneer and leading online destination for legal information and services."

USDA Economic Research Service
"ERS provides economic analyses to support a competitive agricultural system, a safe food supply, a healthy, well-nourished population, harmony between agriculture and the environment, and enhanced quality of life for rural Americans."

Western Growers Association
"Western Growers Association was founded in 1926 to provide growers of fresh produce in California and Arizona with support programs that could not be generated by any singlegrower alone."