The National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) was begun in 1989 to help DOL determine the supply of labor available to US crop agriculture so that, in conjunction with USDA estimates of the demand for crop workers, the proper number of free-agent RAW workers could have been legalized or admitted to prevent farm labor shortages. This workshop will review almost 30 years of NAWS data.
This symposium, which brings together interdisciplinary scholars and activists together, seeks to explore the contours of the “coolie” experience in the 21st century to uncover its racialized as well as gendered nature, and the role of governments in perpetuating the coolie system.
Past Ph.D. students from the Department of Economics at UC Davis, who are currently faculty and researchers in different institutions around the world, will visit and present papers from their area of research.
The MLGH Conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and scientists for two exciting days of exploration and debate on the interrelated issues of labor migration, occupational health, and economics.