University of California

Workers prefer growers over FLCs


Gregory Encina Billikopf

Author Affiliations

G. Encina Billikopf is Area Labor Management Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County, UCCE.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 51(1):30-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v051n01p30. January 1997.

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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.

Billikopf G. 1997. Workers prefer growers over FLCs. Hilgardia 51(1):30-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v051n01p30
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