Gov. Brown signs off on Filipino labor leaders bill

by Balitang America Staff

Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed AB123, a first of it’s kind bill that would require the state curriculum to include the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement. The bill was authored by the first Fil-Am state assemblyman Rob Bonta. AB123 makes sure Filipino labor leaders like Philipe Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong are remembered by future generations of Californians. The two fought alongside Mexican leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta for better working conditions for farmers in the 1960s.

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  • Jorge Buesa
    9 October 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Cesar Chavez was one hell of a Mexican leader for labor rights in California ! I had a chance to see him at a rally at a San Francisco college in the 1980s ! They was about 8000 to 10000 people at the rally ! He was for the farm workers better working conditions and better wages !