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Farmworker Overtime Bill Q & A

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Join FoFF in a presentation and Q&A session with Farmworker Overtime bill sponsor Representative Paul Holvey on Friday, February 4th from 9 to 10 am to ask questions, make suggestions and get all the info you need about farmworker overtime. This is an opportunity to get answers straight from the lawmaker who developed the bill, tell him what you appreciate, what could be improved and give your perspective on how this bill can ease the transition for small and mid-sized farms like yours.

Friends of Family Farmers is in favor of the farmworker overtime proposal put forward by Representatives Salinas and Holvey and backed by PCUN. Agriculture remains one of the only industries that does not require overtime be paid after 40 hours of work per week. Although this has long been attributed to the seasonal intensity of agriculture, it is impossible to look at this devoid of the fact that the agricultural system and attitude of this country was built on large amounts of forced labor. The farmers of today do not bear responsibility for the wrongs of the past, but it is our duty to move our sector toward more equitable labor practices. This is a disruption of business as usual, the industrial agriculture system has benefitted from not paying their full costs for too long. We know that many small farms will also be impacted by this legislation, which is why we want to represent you, our community, in the process to ease the transition and make this journey possible for all farmers in Oregon. 

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Read the full blogpost here – https://friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/2022/01/farmworker-overtime-hb-4002/


February 4
9:00 am - 10:00 am