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California Farmworker Overtime

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On August 30, 2016
Great move by the California legislature to pass a bill granting farmworkers overtime pay. Of course, it’s a travesty that this is something that still has to happen, has not in most states, and is not covered by the federal government. But this is the result of Roosevelt having to compromise heavily to get the […]
The labor historian Jefferson Cowie on why the government desperately needs to recommit to and strengthen the Fair Labor Standards Act: It’s true that we are in the middle of a seismic shift in the way we structure our work lives. Both workers and employers want more flexibility. But that similarity of interests shouldn’t mask […]
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