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Published June 29, 2011, 12:00 AM

Farmerworker bill


Farmworkers Ruth Martinez, left, and Josefina Flores, hold the chair of the former United Farmworkers leader, the late Cesar Chavez, during a prayer vigil outside the Governor's office in an effort to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill to make it easier for farmworkers to unionize, held at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Brown has until midnight, Tuesday, to sign the measure that would allow farmworkers to organize if a majority of them signed cards saying they wanted to do so. Brown signed the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the nations first law letting farmworkers form unions and collectively bargain, when he was governor in the 1970's(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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