Essential but Disposable: The Unique Challenges and Devastating Impacts of Lack of Enforcement for California’s Agricultural Workers
CFFN’s Farmworker Advocacy Working Group will be participating in an informational hearing hosted by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on the unique challenges faced by farmworkers. Farmworkers, advocates and researchers will testify before the Committee on the safety and wage violations that farmworkers face in agricultural fields, the lack of enforcement by state labor agencies of existing labor regulations, and community-based solutions to these challenges.
Wednesday, February 7th 9:30 am
California State Capitol
1315 10th Street, Room 126
Sacramento, CA 95814
Virtual option will be posted here on February 7th under Today’s Hearings: https://www.assembly.ca.gov
COVID-19 & the Food & Farming System: A Tele-Town Hall on Building Resilience During Crisis
COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our state’s food and farming system, while highlighting the essential role that local farms, food banks, schools and food chain laborers play in times of need. What are policymakers doing to try to feed those in need and ensure that those growing, harvesting, and serving our food are safe and supported? Join us for a discussion with Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture, Kim Frinzell, Director of Nutrition Services at the California Department of Education, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, and Senator Anna Caballero. Moderated by Jassy Grewal with United Food and Commercial Workers – Western States Council.
You can watch a recording of the Tele-Town Hall here.