6:30 p.m. today in Madera, Salinas, Stockton, Oxnard & Santa Rosa
Farm workers gather to celebrate Gov. Brown signing overtime into law
Farm workers will gather at 6:30 p.m. today in the Central Valley, on the Central Coast and in Sonoma and Ventura counties to celebrate Gov. Jerry Brown ending their 78-year exclusion from overtime pay after eight hours a day when he yesterday signed into law AB 1066, by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego). Workers will also hear details about how the new United Farm Workers-sponsored law will work, including how it will be phased in over four years beginning in 2019.
UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez and union National Vice President Lauro Barajas will join the event in Salinas and speak via conference call with workers gathered in Madera, Oxnard, Santa Rosa and Stockton. Union Secretary-Treasurer Teresa Romero will be with the workers in Madera. UFW National Vice President Diana Tellefson-Torres will be at the Oxnard observance.
Who: Farm workers, UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez, UFW Secretary-Treasurer Teresa Romero, UFW National Vice President Diana Tellefson-Torres, UFW National Vice President Lauro Barajas.
What: Gathering to celebrate Gov. Brown signing into law AB 1066, the UFW-sponsored law granting farm workers overtime pay after eight hours a day.
When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.