Archive for June, 2012

FAJ Joins Hundreds of Farm and Domestic Workers at State Capitol to End ‘Shameful 74-Year Legacy of Racism”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Excluded Workers Mark 74th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act that Provides All Other American Workers Overtime, Basic Protections

Sacramento—–Today, hundreds of workers gathered at the Capitol to call for an end to 74 years of institutionalized discrimination by extending worker protections from the Fair Labor Standards Act to include two classes of workers who are still excluded from the protections because of their race and ethnicity, urging legislators in Sacramento to right this historic wrong.

Hundreds of farm and domestic workers and civil rights, community, and political leaders gathered at the Capitol today to support AB 1313 to end the current exemption of agricultural workers from hour and wage requirements and excessive overtime protections.  California NAACP Executive Director Robert Rooks, UFW President Arturo Rodriguez, and chairs of the Black and Latino legislative caucuses Curren Price and Ricardo Lara joined with hundreds of workers whose lives would be directly improved by these measures. (more…)

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