July 7, 2016

Your Action Needed NOW to Defeat California Ag Overtime Bill during August Session

On August 1, the California Legislature will return from summer recess, and legislators will once again vote on legislation that would repeal the 10-hour/day and 60-hour/week overtime threshold for field workers. Despite being rejected by the Assembly in early June, the measure has been inserted into an unrelated bill that will be considered by state legislators during their final month of work in August. 

During their July recess, members are working out of their district offices. Western Growers members are urged  to request an in-person meeting with their state senator and assembly member to educate them about how the legislation would adversely affect farmworkers and farm operations and to ask legislators to vote against the bill when it comes up for a vote.

Labor unions are actively campaigning for this bill in key legislative districts.   Please take some time to schedule these meetings as soon as possible.       

To find the contact information for your senator or assembly member, use the directories below:

Senate Directory

Assembly Directory

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 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.