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CAWG Statements on Passing of AB 1066


CAWGSACRAMENTO, Aug. 29, 2016 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) today issued the following statements on the passing of AB 1066.

“The passage of AB 1066 today was incredibly disappointing,” said Lodi-area winegrape grower Brad Goehring. “Today’s vote overturns long-established law that provided overtime wages for farmworkers, which combined with escalating minimum wage rates, means farmworkers will take home smaller paychecks than under current law. This is a classic case of good intentions gone awry.”

“We hope Gov. Brown will reject AB 1066 and preserve the state’s current progressive policy on overtime wages for farmworkers,” said CAWG Director of Government Relations Tyler Blackney.

About CAWG

CAWG provides industry leadership to advocate for public policies, research and education programs, and sustainable farming practices to enhance the business of growing California winegrapes. The organization represents the growers of more than 50 percent of the gross grape tonnage crushed for wine and concentrate in California.



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