LABOR + EMPLOYMENT
A Voice for the Low-Wage Workers in the State Capitol
The Labor and Employment project carries out policy-oriented research and farm worker field surveys, conducts legislative and administrative advocacy in the wage & hour, unemployment insurance, and farm worker law areas, both at the state and federal levels, and provides training, technical assistance and advocacy support to California legal services programs.
The project’s chief objectives are:
To expand state labor laws affecting the rights of farm workers and other low-wage workers
To improve and reform state labor law enforcement efforts, particularly in the underground economy
To take a leadership role in opposing legislative or regulatory efforts to weaken new or existing labor rights that impact low-wage workers, and especially farm workers and their families
To undertake related legal and public policy research, education and media efforts
To initiate training of advocates, attorneys and agency staff about CRLA Foundation-sponsored labor laws
To monitor guest worker admissions into California under the federal H-2A program
To participate in national advocacy efforts around guest worker programs and farm worker legalization
The project’s non-lobbying activities are, and have been for many years, generously supported by the Rosenberg Foundation.
The Labor and Employment Law Project is directed by CRLAF’s Deputy Director and Legislative Director, Mark Schacht. A 25+ year veteran of Capitol Hill and Sacramento with a long track record of successful legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of low-wage immigrant workers, and particularly farm workers.
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