Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, hugs supporters after the passage of Assembly Bill 1066, which shortened the straight time work day for farm workers and required overtime pay, on Aug. 29, 2016. The measure was not on the California Chamber of Commerce’s “job killer” list last year, but several of her other measures have made the list and she’s been successful with some. This year, she already has one measure on the list and another may be looming.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, hugs supporters after the passage of Assembly Bill 1066, which shortened the straight time work day for farm workers and required overtime pay, on Aug. 29, 2016. The measure was not on the California Chamber of Commerce’s “job killer” list last year, but several of her other measures have made the list and she’s been successful with some. This year, she already has one measure on the list and another may be looming. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, hugs supporters after the passage of Assembly Bill 1066, which shortened the straight time work day for farm workers and required overtime pay, on Aug. 29, 2016. The measure was not on the California Chamber of Commerce’s “job killer” list last year, but several of her other measures have made the list and she’s been successful with some. This year, she already has one measure on the list and another may be looming. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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