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Human rights violations against migrant workers, 1950

Migratory Agricultural Workers in Wisconsin: a problem in human rights


Seeking to fulfill its statute to "make Wisconsin a better place in which to live," the Governor's Commission on Human Rights issued this report on the living and working conditions of migratory laborers in Wisconsin. Because of their transitory life, migrant workers often went unnoticed by public officials, and were sometimes mistreated and left unaware of their rights. In order to curb these abuses, the Commission wanted to first establish a clearer picture of the situation and completed this report in 1950.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
20th-Century Immigration
Creator: Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1950. (Go RI 2: M5)
Citation: "Migratory Agricultural Workers in Wisconsin: a problem in human rights." (Madison, Wis.: Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1950); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1343; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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