Established in 1972 (Laws 1972, chapter 137); reestablished in 1993 (Laws 1993, Chapter 139). Arizona laws regarding the Agricultural Employment Relations Board (AERB) are found in A.R.S. Title 23 (Labor) at A.R.S. § 23-1381 et seq. The AERB contracts with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Consultation and Training Program for administrative support.
Legislative declaration of policy states the Board is “to foster labor peace, to provide a forum for this state’s agricultural industry and employees to resolve labor disputes and to develop more constructive labor relations.”
The AERB was established in 1972, allowed to sunset in 1993 and was reestablished that same year. See Laws 1993, Chapter 139.
- A.R.S. § 23-1381 et seq.
- Arizona Memory Project, Auditor General Performance Audit No. 79-7
Related material at Archives:
- Governor’s Papers (Record Group 1. For AERB, particularly Gov. Williams and Gov. Castro)
- Legislative oral history with Joe Eddie Lopez (Oral History 1 for AERB)
- Agricultural Employment Relations Board (Record Group 9, SG 4, S1)