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Ad Hoc Committee on Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers

01/12/2024 10:00 AM

Virtual Online Meeting, Madison, WI- 53703


Agency: Department of Workforce Development
Contact: Kathryn Mueller

Ad Hoc Committee on Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers
Friday, January 12, 2024
10:00 a.m. 
Virtual Only – MS TEAMS

Members of the Governor's Council on Migrant Labor have been invited to this meeting.

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I.    Welcome and Introductions 
a.    Roll call of current committee members 
i.    Erica Sweitzer-Beckman - Chairperson
ii.    John Bauknecht
iii.    Erica Kunze
iv.    Aimee Jo Castleberry
v.    Kate Lambert
vi.    Laura Waldvogel
vii.    Jose Martinez
b.    Intro of other council members present
c.    Introductions of meeting attendees

II.    Approval of Agenda 

III.    Brief Review of Purpose and Scope of Committee

IV.    Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes
a.    August 03, 2023 Meeting Minutes

V.    Old Business 
a.    Unemployment Insurance 
i.    Updates/ perspectives from employer and worker advocates 
ii.    Potential work for council/ subcommittee
1.    UI Advisory Meeting on March 21
2.    Public Comment in November 
3.    Additions to handbook 
4.    Other ideas (if any) 
b.    DWD 301 Recap and Update on Implementation

VI.    New Business
a.    Shortage of Farmworker Housing/ Housing and rural areas. 
i.    This was raised at last council meeting and has been ongoing. 
ii.    Brief discussion with goal of meaningful manageable tasks that subcommittee or council can undertake.
b.    Driver’s license and transportation barriers 
i.    Brief discussion with goal of meaningful manageable tasks that subcommittee or council can undertake.

VII.    Announcements/ Future Items
a.    The next meeting of the Governor’s Council on Migrant Labor is Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
b.    Other announcements by committee members

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