WGL Labor Conference
and Annual Meeting 2018

Labor Supply and Employment Practices at the Forefront

February 1, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m.

Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th Street, Yakima WA  98901

$75 per person for WGL members

$125 per person for non-members

Registration for the
2018 Labor Conference and Annual Meeting 
includes morning coffee and snack, 
plus a gourmet lunch buffet



Call Linda Brown in the WGL office


The 2018 Labor Conference and Annual Meeting
features presentations on these hot labor management topics

H-2A "How To"
Presented by Kerry Scott, Program Manager,

The Politics of H-2A in Washington State
and How Industry Can React Well to Concerns
Presented by Mike Gempler, Executive Director,
Washington Growers League

Corporate Labor Audits and Codes of Conduct
in Agriculture: What's Driving Our Buyers
Presented by Jennifer Thiebaud,
Director of Partnerships & Projects,
Arche Advisors

Using Smartphones to Recruit and
Communicate with Farmworkers

Hannah Freeman, Ganaz App co-founder

Employer Retaliation: Managing the Big Allegation
Presented by Brendan Monahan, Attorney,
Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore and Shore

Piece-rate and Non-productive Tim Pay Strategies
Presented by Sarah Wixson, Attorney,
Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore and Shore

Overtime: How it Could Change
Employment Practices in Washington Agriculture

Presented by a panel of Washington state growers

WPS Revisions will be Effective in 2018:
How Will it Work in Washington State?

Presented by Mike Gempler, Executive Director,
Washington Growers League

Click here to download an agenda


Job Safety Basics for Agricultural Workers

Updated December 2016

Click here to watch or
download WGL's video in
English, Spanish,
Mixteco Alto or
Mixteco Bajo

First DVD is free.
Additional copies are $10 plus tax and shipping

Check out our farmworker housing resources

Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA

Brender Creek
Seasonal Housing

in Cashmere, WA

Rent-A-Tent Housing
for cherry harvest

Reform News

Click here to read
the latest news

Updated 12/20/2017

Bills & Documents

Department of Homeland Security Memo issued 02/20/2017
Enforcement of the
Immigration Laws to
Serve the National Interest

A new research report showing the contributions immigrants make to Washington's economy
The Contributions of New Americans in Washington
Released August 2016

A report from the
American Action Forum
Budgetary & Economic
Costs of Addressing
Unauthorized Immigration

Released March 2015

Legal Workforce Act
HR 1147, Feb. 27, 2015

Click here to see
more in the archive