Farm labor news
Farm labor news. July, 1946, pp. - PDF (1.6 MB)
Miost cannin, factories are using foreign labor for other crops between the pea fund corn harvest. Some of then have arra-nzed with farmers in their communities to use this labor during the slack between the pea and the corn pack. At the end of the pea pack, workers released from peas were sent to the cherry orchards in Door county. The 3arb.dians and 3ahzamians, however, were sent East in exchange for some 1'lexicans. More workers, directly fromn exico are being loaneed for the cherry harvest. We may be asked to keep sone of the lie:icans for the fall crops and release J¢ziaicans to other states in their places. Door County , "Thank YOURS The generous response by the neople of the state to the anOea1 for cherry pickers was most gratifying, sai county agent G. I. Mullendore an,' Farm Labor Assistant M4artin Mlathey. County e-ents have given cooperation to the limit of their Dossibilities in getting their county people to recruit cherry pickers, IKathey emphasized. He wishes to than'- all who have assisted. Groups of pickers of 30 or more have come from as far south as Rochester anct as far north as Ironwood, Ilichip'en. The campj'ign, carried on in 19 counties consisted of three advance newssiaper stories prepared by farm Labor staff which were sent to the county eonts who released them to their local papers. They received liberal space in papers, county agents romort. Seven radio stations ha& paid contracts for snots and annoiucements which were also prepared by the farm labor staff. On July 31 the Door Count-y Farm Labor assistant was able to renort the following number of recruits on the job: Door countyr men, wornen and youth ..3 2641 State domestics f ........ 700 Out of State Whites ............. . ........ 608(iMichigan) State Colored (Racine County .............. 13 Out of state colored L ..................... 151 (Louisiana) Textas Xvi> nBs ........................... 365 Indians .............................. 659 5137 A total of 2257 foreign workers were in the state at the end of July making a total of more than 7300 workers now nicking the history-making crop of 1946 . Plant crews aznd co,,rrmpy officials are working; night ancd day to get the cherries nicked Eand -,rocessed while they are in prime conidition.
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