Labor Supply: A West Coast Perspective
This session will focus on trends and the future of labor availability as it relates to the West Coast grape and wine industry. Carlos Castañeda from La Alianza in California will present on the history, Washington DC politics and current West Coast labor situation. Tony Viramontes of Jackson Family Wines will discuss best practices, economics of quality employment surrounding the H2A visa and developments of piecerate pay. Jeff Stone of Oregon Association of Nurseries will provide insights into the local nursery and agriculture employee availability and landscape in Oregon.