Monday, April 03, 2006

Guest worker issues

Guest worker provisions in the immigration bill.
This is quite complex. Labor seems divided.
Interesting the UFW supports a version in their Ag
Jobs bills. The UFW was the one union with the
strongest opposition to guest workers in the past.

A great deal depends upon the details of the bill. As
Specter's committee wrote it, guest workers would be
semi reasonable.
However, we need to recognize that laws are not
enforced in a reasonable manner.

In agriculture and in the food industries, the laws
are not enforced. So, a guest worker program could
become an oppressive bracero program such as in the
1941-1965 era.

Duane Campbell

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