Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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California Governor Brown Signs Overtime Bills for Farmworkers & Domestic Workers

posted by Louis Chan

Farmworkers ProtestBy Ed Diokno & Louis Chan (AsAmNews National Correspondent)

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1066, the bill that will give equal rights to  farmworkers in terms of overtime pay.   The signing Monday came just a few days after the 51st anniversary of the start of the 1965 Grape Strike (Sept. 9), one of the most … Read more


Waiting for California Gov Jerry Brown to Sign Three Bills into Law

posted by Randall
Jerry Brown

By California Air Resources Board from Sacramento, United States – Governor Jerry Brown

By Ed Diokno

We’re waiting, trying to be patient, but we can’t help that a little bit of doubt is starting to creep in.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has three bills on his desk, waiting for his signature. There are three that … Read more

Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

By Ed Diokno

Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.

The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it

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Bad Ass Asians

California Legislators Fast for Farmworkers’ Overtime

posted by Randall

Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta

By Ed Diokno
Eight hours a day is a typical workday for most of us. Forty hours a week is the standard for most workweeks. Anything more than that constitutes overtime with pay commensurate with the extra work.


But … not for farmworkers!


Amazing, right? It’s 2016!


Harvesting your … Read more


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