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|Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Now March and rally at the Capitol|
|Date||Sunday September 04|
|Time||10:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
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the March starts at:
Southside Park (Sacramento, CA)
Southside Community Park on 8th & "T" St.
Sacramento, CA 95818.
The march ends with a rally at the state Capitol at noon.
Farm workers will be marching for basic things that most of us take for granted:Added to the calendar on Saturday Sep 3rd, 2011 4:00 PM
* The opportunity to join a union free from intimidation and threats. This majority sign up bill would give workers an alternative to the current system--which grower fear tactics has turned into a mockery of democracy.
* Overtime after 8 hours a day 40 hours a week, just like other workers. As it is, farm workers don't get overtime until after 10 hours a day, 60 hours a week
Back in June, the Governor vetoed the workers' "Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act." Workers and legislators vowed to put the issue back on the Governor's desk. And they are bringing back in a big way with this historic 13 day march to Sacramento.
Please help. California's blazing sun may have already claimed two farm worker lives this year and summer is not over. Organizers bring back stories daily about the lack of shade and water as well as the intense pressure from supervisors that stops workers from taking their much needed breaks.