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Governor's Council on Migrant Labor

10/25/2023 10:00 AM

201 East Washington Ave., Madison , WI- 53703


Agency: Department of Workforce Development
Contact: Kathryn Mueller
(608) 733-3907

Rm. H103 in GEF-1
201 East Washington Ave.
Madison, WI


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  1. Call to Order / Roll Call - Jose Martinez
  2. Approval of Agenda - Jose Martinez
  3. Approval of Minutes - Jose Martinez
    • Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023
  4. Updates from U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division - Corey Walton/Jenna Carte
  5. Migrant Labor Law Updates - Katie Mueller
    • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Status Report
    • Updates on Wis. Admin. Ch. DWD 301 process
    • Status of Monitor Advocate position
    • USDOL Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
      • 2023 H-2A Worker Protection: Improving Protections for Workers in Temporary Agricultural Employment
      • Comment period deadline 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 14, 2023
  6. Ad Hoc Committee on Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers - Erica Sweitzer-Beckman
    • Updates from Committee
    • Appointment of new members, if interested     
  7. Ad Hoc Committee for Minimum Hours Guarantee - Erica Sweitzer-Beckman
    • Updates from Committee
    • Appointment of new members, if interested
  8. Legislative Update                        
    • Status of LRB 1131/1 - John Bauknecht
      • Council discussion of impact on migrant seasonal farmworkers         
    • Driver's Licensing for undocumented workers - John Bauknecht
  9. Old Business - Jose Martinez
    • Update on DWD/UMOS UI Navigator Grant - Marjorie Rivera Torres
  10. New Business - Jose Martinez
    • Council discussion regarding farmworker housing needs
    • Council discussion regarding farmworker shortages
    • Suggestions for topics council members would like to discuss or explore in the future 
  11. Presentation: Latino Taskforce; UW-Madison Cooperative Extension Center - Armando Ibarra, Ph. D
    • Purpose of Latino Taskforce
    • Current initiatives through the UW Extension Center
    • Current/past studies conducted on the farmworker population
  12. Public Comment - Jose Martinez
    • Any non-council members in attendance may make comments or provide feedback to the council
  13. Migrant Labor Council Tentative 2024 Meeting Schedule - Jose Martinez
    • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
      • Council can decide to hold a meeting during the Farmworker Appreciation Celebration/Picnic in addition to this meeting.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2024, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  14. Announcements from Council Members - Jose Martinez    
  15. Adjournment - Jose Martinez

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