An Assembly vote Thursday will determine if farmworkers are to be paid overtime, consistent with other laborers in California. AB 1066, approved Monday in the Senate, would require overtime after working eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Big agriculture interests have lined up against the bill.
An Assembly vote Thursday will determine if farmworkers are to be paid overtime, consistent with other laborers in California. AB 1066, approved Monday in the Senate, would require overtime after working eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Big agriculture interests have lined up against the bill. Eric Risberg Associated Press file
An Assembly vote Thursday will determine if farmworkers are to be paid overtime, consistent with other laborers in California. AB 1066, approved Monday in the Senate, would require overtime after working eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Big agriculture interests have lined up against the bill. Eric Risberg Associated Press file
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Is California really progressive? The vote on farmworker overtime is a test of our values

August 24, 2016 6:00 AM

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