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2 Year Modification

Alabama PYs 2018-2019 Published

Wagner-Peyser Act

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e. 3. B. Marketing the Employment Service Complaint System to Farmworkers and Other Farmworker Advocacy Groups.

Current Narrative:

Telamon, the 167 Grantee partnered with ASES, coordinates outreach efforts that will assure through regular meetings, communication with farmworkers and advocacy groups to include information on the complaint system. In addition, co-location of WIA 167 grantee staff in selected Career Centers will ensure the successful distribution of information to MSFWs visiting Centers. Telamon, the 167 Grantee, assists migrants and seasonal farm workers in the State of Alabama. Its two primary objectives are: (1) to help farm workers seek alternatives to agricultural labor; and, (2) to improve the agricultural lifestyle of those who wish to remain in agriculture.

Agency staff and Telamon workers educate farmers regarding the posting of DOL migrant and seasonal farmworker posters and literature addressing farmworker rights, to include terms and conditions of employment, in visible high traffic areas such as check-in areas and break-rooms. Staff members also notify other State agencies that may serve Migrant Seasonal farmworkers of this information as well.

In a collaborative effort, ASES works with local partner agencies to ensure that farmworkers reached through outreach are informed and encouraged to visit their local Career Center where they can have access to the full complement of services offered by the Alabama Career Centers. Staff in each Center work cooperatively to ensure information on each agency’s services is available to MSFWs upon visiting a Center. This includes information on the complaint system. Some of the agencies, ASES, and Telamon partner with are local community action agencies that offer assistance with paying utility bills, local food banks that supplement food needs, and, health departments/agencies that may help with free or low cost health and dental care.