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Governor's Council on Migrant Labor

08/09/2023 10:00 AM

Virtual Online Meeting, Madison, WI- 53703


Agency: Department of Workforce Development
Contact: Kathryn Mueller

Meeting Agenda 
Chairperson: Lupe Martinez
Vice-Chairperson:  Jose Martinez
Secretary: Erica Sweitzer-Beckman

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023
10 a.m.

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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, April 19, 2023

4.    Review of 2022-2023 Annual Report - Jose Martinez

5.    Child labors laws in agriculture         
         •    Review of current child labor laws in agriculture - Matthew White
         •    Council discussion on issues/concerns        Jose Martinez

6.    Updates from U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division  -  Corey Walton/Jenna Carte

7.    Migrant Labor Law Updates - Katie Mueller
         •    Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Status Report
         •    Updates on Wis. Admin. Chap. DWD 301 process

8.    Ad Hoc Committee on Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers - Erica Sweitzer-Beckman
         •    Updates from Committee
         •    Appointment of new members, if interested
9.    Ad Hoc Committee for Minimum Hours Guarantee - Erica Sweitzer-Beckman
         •    Updates from Committee
         •    Appointment of new members, if interested

10.    Legislative Update                        
         •    Review of LRB 1131/1 - John Bauknecht
             i.    Council discussion of impact on migrant seasonal farmworkers

11.    Old Business - Jose Martinez
         •    Update on council members with terms expiring July 1, 2023
         •    UMOS Food and Farmworker grant update. Fraud and prevention and mitigation - Dr. Cynthia Galvan

12.    New Business - Jose Martinez
         •    Council discussion regarding Florida's new immigration law and its effects on mobile migrant farmworkers - John Bauknecht
         •    Suggestions for topics council members would like to discuss or explore in the future 

13.    Public Comment - Jose Martinez
         •    Any non-council members in attendance may make comments or provide feedback to the council

14.    Announcements from Council Members - Jose Martinez    

15.    Upcoming Migrant Labor Council 2023 Meetings - Jose Martinez
         •    Discussion of in-person, virtual or hybrid format for future meeting
             i.    Oct. 25, 2023 – 10 a.m.

16.    Adjournment - Jose Martinez

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