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WHEREAS, the poverty of agricultural workers is well documented and among the
most severe of any group deserving of aid in the national war against poverty;
WHEREAS, the degraded impoverishment of these "excepted" workers disgraces
the richest of nations, drains welfare funds and impairs the economic and social
health of the community; and
WHEREAS, competitive disadvantages hinder each state from independently
correcting this evil;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association
reaffirms its 1961 resolution on Migratory Workers asking for collective
bargaining rights for agricultural workers, extension of the minimum wage and
hours legislation to cover male and female agricultural workers, extension of
the protection of child labor laws to children working in agriculture, and
creation of a voluntary farm employment service under the United States
Employment Service; and now further urges federal and state legislation to:
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