July is almost half over. Have you scheduled a meeting with your assembly member and state senator to tell them why the California ag overtime bill is bad for your workers and for your operation? If you haven’t, now is the time to act. The California Legislature is slated to vote on AB 1066 in August during their final month of work for this year.
With legislators working out of their district offices this month, WG members have the opportunity to educate their own state senator and assembly member in person about the adverse effects of the legislation and urge them to vote against the bill when it comes up for a vote. Labor unions are actively campaigning for this bill. Your personal involvement is crucial.
In May, Western Growers laid out our opposition to the bill in a letter to California Senator Dianne Feinstein. The letter may provide helpful talking points that can be “personalized” in legislative meetings.
To find the contact information for your state senator or assembly member, use the directories below:
Note: Some members have multiple district offices. Please contact the office that is most convenient for you to set up an in-person meeting.
If you do not know which state senator or assembly member represents you, you can search using your address via this link.
For more information, contact Cory Lunde at (949) 885-2264.
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