Washington state leaders are about to send half of the state’s essential seasonal farm workers home. The result would destroy over half the state’s three million ton — six billion pound — apple harvest, almost half of the nation’s production of frozen and processed raspberries, and millions of pounds of other fruit and vegetables. Over 15,000 members of the state’s seasonal workforce would lose essential jobs because the proposed guidelines eliminate half the sleeping accommodations in temporary worker housing.
As we head into a heated election season, with the 2020 Democratic California Presidential Primary right around the corner, we can expect to hear politicians up and down the state repeating their talking points and pandering to different subsections of voters. Unfortunately, far too often these politicians are saying one thing and doing another.
Pick Justice Action is working to inform California citizens about Lorena Gonzalez’s anti-worker legislation
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California citizens concerned with the impact the new law, AB 5, are taking a stand against the bill’s author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher.
As Pick Justice Action was working to champion the rights of farm workers, I was surprised to see the San Diego Farm Bureau extend an olive branch (or bouquet of flowers rather) to one of the chief opponents of farm workers rights legislation, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.
Last month, Pick Justice Action launched a six-figure ad buy targeting Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez across TV, radio, print and digital advertising, to highlight what they deem as her anti-farm worker record. This may come as a surprise to some who see Gonzalez as a key pro-worker legislator in the state. She’s even garnering some national headlines to the same effect. But as Pick Justice Action points out, once you look at her record, her pristine pro-worker image gets blurry.
Apoyar al sindicato de la Unión de Campesinos (UFW por sus siglas en inglés) no es suficiente, los registros de votación también importan
La representante Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher ha afirmado tanto en línea, como en la prensa, que es una campeona en cuanto a la expansión y protección de los derechos de los trabajadores.
Jesse Rojas sets the record straight on Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher's anti-worker record.
In interviews and on social media, Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher expresses great concern for farmworkers, but in typical Sacramento fashion, the legislator partnered with union bosses to oppose workers’ rights.
Pick Justice Action launches campaign against Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher and in support of farmworker rights
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Pick Justice Action, a 501(c)(4) social welfare non-profit organization with the mission of educating the public about the rights and interests of farm workers and general laborers, and to promote policies that protect these rights.
Last week, farmworkers’ rights group Pick Justice Action launched a six-figure public awareness campaign to highlight the anti-worker record of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. The assemblywoman has recently been elevated on the national stage as a champion of workers, but her past tells a different story.