NAFTA, H2-A, Immigration, and ALRB Conference

Event Date

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall, UC Davis Law School

This conference examines labor-related issues in California and US agriculture.

Labor-intensive fruit and vegetable crops are almost over 85 percent of California and 40 percent of US crop sales, farm worker employment has been increasing, and the state’s mostly unauthorized farm workers are aging and settling in one place with families that include US-born children, reducing migrancy.

Four timely issues will be discussed.

  • The re-negotiation of the NAFTA agreement that lowered barriers to trade and investment between Canada, Mexico, and the US.
  • Rapid growth in the H-2A program, which certified 200,000 jobs to be filled by guest workers in 2017, including 15,000 in California.
  • The effects of changing immigration policies on agriculture, farm workers, and agricultural communities.
  • Update on ALRB activities and court decisions that affect mandatory mediation and conciliation and union abandonment.

There is no charge to participate, but seating is limited. To attend you must RSVP by April 9, 2018

The room normally fills by April 1; early registration is recommended.


Registration is required to attend any portion of the conference, and will be closed when we reach the room’s capacity.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.   

The conference will be at the UCD Law School, which is located near the South Entry Parking Structure on the UCD campus.  If you are driving, exit I-80 at the UC-Davis exit and park in the South Entry Parking Structure on the right just after the Mondavi winery complex. Parking costs $9, and the machine dispensing tickets takes cash or credit cards. After parking, walk past the Mondavi center, cross Putah creek, and the Law School is on your left. Additional directions.