Workers prefer growers over FLCs
AuthorGregory Encina Billikopf
Author AffiliationsG. Encina Billikopf is Area Labor Management Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County, UCCE.
Hilgardia 51(1):30-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v051n01p30. January 1997.
Given a choice, crew workers overwhelmingly prefer working for a grower rather than for a farm labor contractor. FLCs generally have a couple of advantages over growers including less of a language barrier and the potential for providing longer work seasons. Nevertheless, workers perceive growers as providing more work (per day and per season); better pay, benefits and working conditions; better treatment; and even better communication and instructions.
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