California Growers Furious at Ag Secretary Tom's Vilsack
ISOM:Recently this last week when USDA Secretary Vilsack was actually calling assemblymen in this state urging them to support this bill, we were outraged because in his own home state when he was governor, the state of Iowa, has the lowest ag wages and has no overtime. The majority of these states, 45 states have no over overtime. You could work 16, 20 hours and not pay overtime.
He says this on top of everything else in California will make it virtually impossible for their farmers to compete.
ISOM: We already have the most stringent overtime regulations for farm workers in the country, ALREADY before this was adopted, and now we have made it worse! We are going to have the highest minimum wage of any farm state out there so how do we compete?
You can’t so let's hope Governor Brown veto’s this bill.