Today, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo’s campaign for re-election to the new 52nd Assembly District announced the endorsement of the United Farm Workers (UFW).
Teresa Romero, President of the United Farm Workers said: “Wendy Carrillo has stood tirelessly with the hardworking men and women who plant, grow, and harvest the food that feeds California families and the nation. Wendy has worked to make it easier for farm workers to vote in union elections just like Californians vote in legislative and Governor’s elections. She has been a lifelong progressive champion for working families, immigrants and all Californians, and the United Farm Workers are proud to endorse her campaign for re-election.”
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo said: “I am incredibly honored to have received the support of the United Farm Workers. I have family who worked in the fields and I honor their work, struggle and contributions. In the labor movement, we know we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and the UFW was founded by many of the most successful and iconic labor leaders of the last century. The UFW has consistently delivered meaningful results for farm workers throughout the country and is a clear example of the power and good that can be achieved by organizing working families.”
UFW was founded in the early 1960s by labor organizers Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong, and was the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers’ union. UFW has achieved landmark reforms that protect every farm worker in California, including the first law that provides farm workers with overtime pay. The union continues to proactively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as overtime, heat safety, workers protections, and pesticides.
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo has continued to amass endorsements in recent weeks, including the California Labor Federation, California Nurses Association, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, State Controller Betty Yee and more. Carrillo was first elected in 2017 and has been a champion for new laws and budget proposals to strengthen worker protections, increase apprenticeship and workforce development programs, and protect seniors and people living with disabilities.
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.