August 11, 2016

Ag Overtime Bill Eligible for Senate Floor Vote Next Week

Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee removed the agriculture overtime bill, AB 1066 (Gonzalez – D), from the Suspense File making it eligible for a Senate floor vote as early as next week. With just a couple of weeks left in this year’s legislative session, Western Growers continues to lobby legislators on the consequences farmworkers face if the bill is passed.

Western Growers’ members should also be on the lookout for a separate ‘Action Alert’ email providing you with an easy tool to reach out to your state senator and assembly member. Many of you have already met and communicated with legislators during the July summer recess period, but it is necessary and important to continue to inform them about the hardships this bill will have on your farmworkers, including lost work hours and jobs.    

Western Growers urges members who have not already done so to contact your individual state senator and assembly member to register your opposition to the bill. Legislators need to understand the impacts the bill will have on your farmworkers. 

For more information, contact Matthew Allen at (916) 446-1435.