Apple Picker Blues

McGhee, Dorothy
October 1977
New Republic;10/29/77, Vol. 177 Issue 18, p15
Focuses on the applepicker controversy between the apple growers and the U.S. Department of Labor. Estimated number of domestic applepickers in the country; Reason why apple growers prefer to hire Jamaican workers; Information on the federal law on alien workers; Information that the Labor Department maintains an Interstate Recruitment System which takes orders for workers from apple growers, then attempts through a network of state offices to match those orders with agricultural workers needing jobs.


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