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Labor Day gift to farmworkers. Options
progpen
Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 4:41:24 PM

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http://grist.org/food/underpaid-overworked-farmworkers-set-to-get-liberal-labor-protections-farmers-grumble/

The bill, which comes after decades of campaigning by the United Farm Workers union, would make farms subject to the same rules for overtime pay as other businesses.

The United Farm Workers union has argued that the bill corrects the injustice written into the federal Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938, which gave workers a minimum wage and a 44-hour work week but excluded farmworkers.


There have been quite a few doom and gloomers saying this will destroy farming, but with the consumer's shift to wanting locally produced food the threat of moving to Mexico is a weak one.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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