Celebrate the life of Cesar E. Chavez and march for immigration reform
Sunday, April 1 -- 1:00
665 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa
The United Farm Workers of Cesar Chavez
invite you and your family to continue fighting for
A comprehensive and fair immigrant reform
Drivers licenses for all
Respect and dignity for immigrant community
Si se puede
This article is from the Press Democrat --
Hundreds of immigrants, farm workers and their supporters are expected to march through downtown Santa Rosa Sunday as part of a statewide United Farm Workers campaign aimed at providing farmworkers with overtime pay and enhancing their safety on the job.
The march starts at noon in the parking lot of the Old Albertsons supermarket on Sebastopol Road. From there, it winds through Historic Railroad Square and into Old Courthouse Square, where a rally will be held.
The event is part of the UFW's annual celebration honoring Cesar Chavez, a farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who helped found the union.
We honor Cesar Chavez's legacy on this 50th anniversary of the founding of his union by declaring that farm workers are worth more and deserve more in pay and protections, said UFW President Arturo Rodriguez.
The UFW's legislative priorities include a bill authored by Assemblyman Michael Allen, D-Santa Rosa, that would pay farmworkers overtime after they work eight hours, after 40 hours in a week or more than eight hours on the seventh day.
Tto get the federal Fair Labor Standards Act approved by Congress in 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt excluded the nation's farm workers from those protections, according to Allen's staff.
665 Sebastopol Ave. (Santa Rosa, CA)
665 Sebastopol Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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