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Schwarzenegger Vetoes Farmworker Overtime Bill
Comments (0)SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill to give California farmworkers overtime pay after working 40 hours in a week. The bill he vetoed Wednesday would have changed a 1941 law that said farmworkers get overtime after working 10 hours in a day or a 60-hour week. It would have given them time-and-a-half after an eight-hour day or 40-hour week. Schwarzenegger said farm labor is different because it is seasonal, depends on the weather and requires harvesting perishable crops. He says increasing overtime would make California less competitive with other states.
Democratic state Sen. Dean Florez of Shafter, who authored SB1121, says the Republican governor missed a chance to reverse a "shameful" practice that treats farmworkers as a lower class. This targets ALL and in parts of Cali-harvesting is year round--not seasonal as he claims. Clueless.

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Youngwifey2

Asked by Youngwifey2 at 10:05 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • But on the upside he's got a movie with HOTTIE Jason Statham coming out! The Expendables! with Bruce Willis and Sly Stallone


    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:08 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Oh that's right--who is going to pick the corn for his popping pleasure?
    Youngwifey2

    Comment by Youngwifey2 (original poster) at 10:13 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Yikes sweet is that guy real or a robot?!

    I don't know what to say. i would love to see the farm workers get a 40 hour week, but in my industry (hospitality) we have never has a 40 hour week, no overtime until 48+ hours, no overtime after any amount during a shift. I often worked 12 hour shifts, or god help me, splits (12-15 hours with a 2-3 hour break between lunch and dinner rushes.) No lunch breaks, no paid time off, no overtime on holidays and better know you WILL work every holiday. (Easter Brunch, anyone?)

    I wonder why some industries qualify and some don't?
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:16 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • O he's real! Watch CRANK...LOVE HIM@


    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:19 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Do you know how much these guys are paid an hour? By leaving the bill the way it is it will cause industries to want to shorten hours and hire more workers. That would be more logical and helpful in this economic crisis.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I will come by tomorrow with bumps and vote ups, I am out!


    He won't cut HIS OWN travel expenses...but he will deny them LABORERS overtime.....typical

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • O he's real! Watch CRANK...LOVE HIM@
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    Oh, he's very pretty! But I have no clue who he is!
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:23 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • LMAO..he's a balding action star from the UK...LOVED him in Crank

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:30 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Hotmama--they average $300 dollars a week--before taxes. And as far as opening jobs, if the slugs on PA won't do it, there aren't going to be lines of workers. Have you ever driven past a field and seen these folks? it isn't easy work! They work an average of 60 hour weeks---that is $5 per hour.--before taxes again. This is not a job producing action.
    Youngwifey2

    Comment by Youngwifey2 (original poster) at 10:30 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • oh i don't think all who are on pa are slugs--but there are many and I know quite a few--all of whom are too good for farm labor according to themselves.
    Youngwifey2

    Comment by Youngwifey2 (original poster) at 10:32 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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