University of California

Farm labor contractors play new roles in agriculture


Dawn Thilmany
Philip L. Martin

Authors Affiliations

D. Thilmany is Assistant Professor, Utah State University; P.L. Martin is Professor, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 49(5):37-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n05p37. September 1995.

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The role of farm labor contractors in California agriculture has evolved along with changes in the state's immigration and labor policies. Today, the role of FLCs in California is expanding, due in part to an increase in farm labor regulations. Growers say they find it easier and more cost-effective to use FLCs for the recruitment and supervision of agricultural workers. Yet the issue of who is liable for labor law violations and to what extent remains in dispute. This study investigates the changing relationship between FLCs and their grower-clients.

Thilmany D, Martin P. 1995. Farm labor contractors play new roles in agriculture. Hilgardia 49(5):37-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n05p37
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