SB104: Time is running out.
Sign the petition today!
Since the passage of SB 104, the Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act by state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg, the United Farm Workers has been working diligently to get Gov. Jerry Brown to sign this historic legislation. As of June 16, when we delivered the bill to his desk, the governor had 12 days to sign or veto the bill. So far the he has done neither.
The reason this bill is so important is pretty simple: Farm workers continue to be denied the opportunity to join a union because of intimidation by growers and their agents. Without this majority sign up bill, these fear tactics will continue Farm workers need SB 104 to give them an alternative to the current system--which grower fear tactics has turned into a mockery of democracy.
Without this bill, farm workers will continue to face unbearable conditions and pressure. Many workers don't have access to basic things like shade, water, heat training or even breaks during the hot summer days. And nothing will change. Wage and hour violations will continue. Overexposure to pesticides will go unchallenged. Sexual harassment will remain rampant and the health crises caused by a lack of sanitation and lax safety standards will continue to plague farm workers.
But time is running out. If this bill is to become law, we need you to act today!