Pick Justice Action Launches Sweepstakes
While much of the negative attention Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has received over the past few months has been in response to her bill, Assembly Bill 5, that reclassified independent contractors, Pick Justice Action is on a mission to ensure that Californians also remember that Gonzalez-Fletcher stood against providing farm workers additional protections and freedoms.
That is why we are launching a sweepstakes that highlights just how bad Gonzalez-Fletcher’s anti-farm worker record is.
Understandably, the repercussions of Assembly Bill 5 have resulted in a lot of negative headlines recently. Just since the start of the year, we’ve seen the new gig economy bill “disrupting the music industry and threatening all performing arts,” and a California judge ruled that the law does not apply to truck drivers because it is preempted by federal law.
While we can expect that these stories will continue as the ramifications of Gonzalez-Fletcher’s legislation reverberates across all sectors of our economy, as workers deal with the uncertainty this bill has created, it is important for Californians to remember that this is not the only time Gonzalez-Fletcher has promoted (or opposed) bills and policies that hurt workers.
Gonzalez-Fletcher consistently voted to kill legislation designed to protect farm worker rights and respect their decisions, especially when they freely choose not to be represented by a union. This is all despite her claims that she is a steadfast supporter of workers.
In 2018, she opposed a bill that would give workers the opportunity to ratify a non-negotiated, government-written union contract before it can be imposed on them. She also opposed legislation to decertify a union if they abandoned farm workers for over 3 years.