Ag OT Elimination Legislative Update (AB 1066) –Senate Action Upcoming in August
If you’ve been following WUD’s reports regarding the elimination of the ag overtime exemption (now AB 1066), you know it’s going to massively and negatively impact our employees. The grassroots efforts of Western United Dairymen members, along with many other ag and industry groups, played a critical role in defeating the original bill in the Assembly on June 2nd, with legislators receiving over 1,800 phone calls from those affected in the dairy industry and hundreds of emails. Through a sneaky process called “gut and amend,” the bill was reintroduced on the Senate side and must now be defeated again. As the Senate and Assembly come back into session this week, it’s important that we keep the volume turned up on our opposition to the bill.
The grassroots membership efforts of Western United Dairymen, along with many other ag and industry groups, played a critical role in having the measure fail in the Assembly on June 2nd. Senators listed below only need NOT vote, in addition to the Republicans voting no, to achieve victory and avoid this legislation going back to the Assembly this year.
Please contact these legislators –especially your local ones –and let them know you OPPOSE AB 1066, and it will HURT their districts’ economy. Following is a list of KEY Legislators, both in the Senate and the Assembly, that will be imperative in assisting dairy families with a “NO” vote on this legislation. Bolded members are especially critical to DAIRY’s interests and need direct contact. It really, really DOES HELP the entire industry when they hear from you!
Senators: Bolded members are in critical need of hearing from you
KEY: LEGISLATOR: COUNTY: CAPITOL OFFICE: DISTRICT OFFICE: EMAIL CONTACT UNDERNEATHROTH
ROTH: RIVERSIDE (916) 651-4031 / (951) 680-6750
MCGUIRE: DEL NORTE, HUMBOLT, MENDOCINO, SONOMA (916) 651-4002 / (707)-576-2771
LEYVA: LOS ANGELES, SAN BERNARDINO (916) 651-4020 / (909) 591-7016
GALGIANI: STANISLAUS, SAN JOAQUIN (916) 651-4005 / (209) 576-6273
Assembly Members: Bolded members are in critical need of hearing from you
KEY: Legislator: COUNTY: Capitol Office: District Office: Email Contact Underneath
Many of these Legislators voted WITH the dairy industry and against the original bill –we want to HOLD their votes!
SALAS: KINGS, KERN (916) 319-2032 / (559) 585-7170
*Rudy Salas, despite having one of the largest dairy districts in the state–voted in FAVOR of the bill, after telling the industry he was with us.
LEVINE: SONOMA, MARIN (916) 319-2010 / (707) 576-2631
DABABNEH: LOS ANGELES (916) 319-2045 / (818) 904-3840
WOOD: MARIN, HUMBOLDT, DEL NORTE (916) 319-2002 / (707) 576-2526 / (707) 463-5770
FRAZIER: CONTRA COSTA (916) 319-2011 / (707) 399-3011
NAZARIAN: LOS ANGELES (916) 319-2046 / (818) 376-4246