Rob Bonta Marches With UFW

ALAMEDA VICE MAYOR ROB BONTA MARCHES WITH UFW Day 6 of “Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Now” march to Sacramento travels from Modesto to Manteca

Bonta with UFW President Arturo Rodriguez

ALAMEDA – On August 28, Alameda Vice Mayor Rob Bonta joined Day 6 of the United Farm Workers’ (UFW) March for Fair Treatment for Farm Workers.

Vice Mayor Bonta spent his early childhood years in the Central Valley while his parents both worked as farm worker organizers alongside UFW Co-Founder Cesar Chavez.

“These people helped raise me and the fight for justice they and my parents began almost 40 years ago goes on,” said Bonta, also a candidate for State Assembly in the newly created 18th District.

The UFW march is a 13 day pilgrimage from the Central Valley to Sacramento to call for passage of the Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act, vetoed earlier this year by Governor Jerry Brown.

The bill would protect farm workers’ rights to join a union and provide for overtime after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.