Valley farmworkers

Farmworkers harvest lettuce in an Imperial County field in this undated photo. IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS FILE PHOTO

With Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announcing he has signed Assembly Bill 1066 on Monday the state’s farm and ranch workers will in the near future be earning time-and-a-half compensation for any hours worked over eight in a day or 40 in a week.

“The hundreds of thousands of men and women who work in California’s fields feed the world and anchor our economy,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who authored AB 1066. “They will finally be treated equally under the law.”

Staff Writer William Roller can be reached at or 760-337-3452.

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Rolando Hernandez

Show me a farmer that doesn't have a ridiculously huge house and you'll see a farmer worried about his business shutting down instead of not being able to trade in his wife's 2016 GMC Yukon Denali for the 2017 model.

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