State Assemblyman Robert Rivas said AB 2043 and AB 2165 will ensure farmworkers have access to workplace safety information and essential state services.
Letter sent to House leadership requesting $1 million toward improving housing conditions.
SBC Office of Emergency Services provides N95 masks to guard against unhealthy air quality.
Increased health risks and fewer jobs as pandemic continues.
Assistance includes targeting high-risk workplaces, stronger guidance on compliance and temporary housing for self-isolation.
Assemblymember Robert Rivas says because of COVID-19, ‘we have no clear idea of what the state’s income will be over the year.’
860 receive food and other donated items.
Donations pile high at San Juan and Hollister fire stations.
Letter sent following reports of COVID-19 cases among farmworkers in District 30.
SBC LULAC writes that the threat posed by the coronavirus is exacerbated for the farmworker community.
First-in-the-nation bills would expand paid sick leave, provide hazard pay and subsidies for child care.
Joined by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, Rivas calls for urgent action to protect farmworkers and avoid disruptions in food supply.
“The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is a critical, bipartisan step forward for both our farmers and farmworkers,” Congressman Jimmy Panetta said.
AB 1783, introduced by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, is expected to streamline the process to build farmworker housing on agricultural land.
"This bill provides these men and women with a way to earn their citizenship by contributing to our agriculture and our communities," Panetta said.