Assembly to vote on farmworker overtime bill
Hundreds of farmworkers are expected to arrive at the Capitol to lobby in advance of Monday afternoon’s Assembly vote on AB 1066, which would end a 78-year law that excludes them from overtime pay after eight hours a day. About 250 farmworkers traveled to Sacramento Thursday for a vote that was postponed. The measure by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, would expand existing overtime rules to give agricultural employees time-and-a-half pay for working more than eight hours a day or more than 40 hours a week, and double pay for working more than 12 hours a day. The bill is opposed by the California Farm Bureau Federation and other organizations that argue it makes no sense given the unique hours that agriculture involves. The Assembly vote is expected at 1 p.m.
Pioneering PR firm is focus of state exhibit
The California State Archives hosts an exhibit starting Monday on Campaigns Inc., the nation’s first political consulting and campaign management firm. Established in 1933 by Clem Whitaker and Leone Baxter, the firm worked behind the scenes, pioneering the ideas and methods of public relations and the marketing of candidates and ballot measures. This is considered one of the rare private collections at the State Archives and illustrates the state’s political, social, economic and cultural history. The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1020 O St.
Things to do
- The Bow Wow Meow show continues at Alpha Fired Arts, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 4675 Aldona Lane. The free show features dog- and cat-related artwork. Pets are welcome.
- Singer-songwriter Lucy Woodward performs at Harlow’s, 2708 J St., at 7 p.m. She is known for writing the hit single “(There’s Gotta Be) More in Life” and has had a career spanning multiple genres, including a recent focus on soul music.
- The Sacramento River Cats host the Reno Aces at Raley Field at 7:05 p.m.