California Farmworkers' Rights

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In the last year California has accomplished major gains for agricultural workers, from the new overtime pay law to innovative farm labor certification programs. At the same time, however, agricultural workers and their families face growing pressures and threats in the age of Trump. As a result of these trends, how has life changed in California's farming communities? What efforts are underway to address the problems and develop solutions? Activist, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on models of progress in farm labor, as well as what still needs to be done. As the state with the highest number of agricultural jobs, we will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions, including how engaged citizens can support these efforts.