Today is Cesar Chavez Day – which commemorates the life and work of the agriculture worker organizer for whom the holiday is named.
It’s also time to reflect on labor protections yet to be won.
Last legislative session, Colorado lawmakers passed SB 21-087, also known as the Agricultural Workers Rights bill. At the time of its passage, it was considered a landmark win for workers who were exempt from the federal labor law protections workers in other sectors have. But the law’s passage wasn’t the end of the story.
News Director Shannon Young I’m joined live over video conferencing by Pamela Reséndiz Trujano, Executive Director of Colorado Jobs with Justice and Hunter Knapp, Development Director for Project Protect Food Systems Workers.