Transforming workplace systems toward the objectives of empowerment, justice, and fairness
A person’s health and well-being can suffer when they are low income or face workforce disadvantages. Recognizing this, we bring a rigorous and practical approach to addressing social and economic inequities that stem from labor practices and conditions.
Applying a policy lens to our work, we deliver high-quality services across the range of research and evaluation, data science and analytics, program design and implementation, primary data collection, and technical assistance to support research and evaluation efforts. We partner with clients and stakeholders to collect, synthesize, interpret, and disseminate findings that allow the voices of community members to transform labor and economic policies, for the betterment of individuals and community health and well-being.
Policy-based research and evaluation
Program design and implementation
Data collection and surveys
Data science and analytics
Technical assistance to support research and evaluation
National Agricultural Workers Survey
We collect and analyze data for the U.S. Department of Labor’s survey of U.S. farmworkers, which federal agencies use to monitor employment conditions, including rates of occupational injury and health, and to plan agricultural programs. We conduct random-sample, face-to-face interviews with farmworkers in their workplaces to obtain demographic, employment, and health data.
Real Results: Determining Farmworker Characteristics to Guide Labor Programs
We have interviewed more than 72,000 farmworkers since 1989. Each year, the survey’s findings are available through reports, presentations, tables, and public data files. Each report includes findings on the characteristics of farmworkers, such as worker housing characteristics, such as location, type, and density; health care coverage for workers, their spouses, and children; work commutes; and differences in conditions for workers depending on whether they are authorized, unauthorized, or migrant workers.