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FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Guest-worker myths

August 9, 2013 -  By

Dominick Mondi, executive director of the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association, expressed some insights into immigration reform and the Green Industry’s need for a comprehensive and well-developed plan.

The country needs to retain government programs like H-2A for agriculture and H-2B for landscape, Mondi explained, and he dispelled many of the misconceptions surrounding them. For example, he said it’s a myth that American jobs are being lost to guest workers through these programs and it’s untrue that these programs lower labor wages. In fact, they keep them elevated by keeping businesses running, making wages more competitive for all workers.

To gain even more insights, listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here.

Show: Green Industry Government Affairs
Guest: Dominick Mondi, executive director of NJNLA, Bordentown, N.J.
Date: August 7, 2013

Editor’s note: As part of a partnership between Landscape Management and FD2B Talk Radio, we post an “Insight of the Night” every Thursday from the previous night’s radio show. FD2B Talk Radio is a Green Industry radio show that broadcasts live every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern. Its host and founder is LM columnist Jody Shilan, who’s also the editor and founder of FromDesign2Build.com.

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Jody Shilan is a landscape design/build sales consultant, editor of FromDesign2Build.com and former executive director of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association. Reach him at 201-783-2844 or jshilan@gmail.com

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