Fair Food Project

Fair Food Project

Michigan Fair Food Project will involve Outreach and Education, with new print materials for distribution at meetings and outreach to the migrant camps.  Each year would involve an agenda/program of events and planned contacts with the migrant and grower community statewide.

For Migrants:

  • Community meetings in our new learning center
  • Outreach to the camps to educate and view conditions
  • Education sessions to include:
    • How to calculate wages owed compared to piece rate.
    • How changing laws affect workers
    • Rights and responsibilities of Michigan workers
    • Special program focus of Women’s health, including domestic violence issues
    • Special programs that focus on Children
      • Child Labor
      • Education
      • School Access
      • Daycare
      • Other Social Services
    • How to handle interactions with law enforcement
    • Assistance and referral for immigrants to community resources
    • Assistance to individuals with Limited English Proficiency

For Growers:

  • How to attract and maintain good workers
  • How changing laws affect employers
  • The most recent I-9 procedures and how to follow them
  • How to hire without discrimination
  • Techniques to ensure fair food practices
  • Understanding your rights in interactions with law enforcement, immigration audits, and “Courtesy Alerts” of workers concerns.

For Seed Corn Detasselers:

 

 

 
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