Proposal to pay farmworkers overtime clears first hurdle in Oregon Legislature

Close to 100 people gathered outside the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, Feb. 14 for a "Day Without Immigrants" protest. The gathering in front of the Capitol building took place hours before the farmworker overtime bill was passed through committee.

A controversial plan to require overtime pay that would affect the 86,000 farmworkers in Oregon advanced on Tuesday along partisan lines.

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