In 2016 after years of fighting in the CA legislature, the UFW finally won phased in overtime for farm workers. Governor Brown corrected a historic wrong and set an example for other states to follow.
The new CA overtime law phases in overtime for farm workers after eight hours on the job or 40 hours in a single week just like other workers. The change in the law will begin in 2019 and lower the current 10-hour-day threshold for overtime by a ½ hour each year until it reaches the standard eight-hour day by 2022. It also will phase in a 40-hour standard workweek for the first time.