Bonta Stands in Strong Support of Farmworkers

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 1066, legislation to extend full overtime pay to agricultural workers, has been approved by the Assembly. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) joined with other Assembly Democrats in strong support of AB 1066. “To me this bill is fundamentally about justice, equity, fairness and the dignity of work,” Assemblymember Bonta said during the floor debate. “We’re telling our farm workers you are different than other workers, you are less than other workers, you are less valued and less valuable than other workers.” Watch Assemblymember Bonta’s entire speech to the Assembly in this Assembly Access video.