Farm workers all over Washington state are saying the same thing to Olympia:
“Just let us work!”
Washington state is now the only state in the nation that doesn't allow farm workers to have seasonal flexibility in the hours they work, despite the fact that their jobs are deeply connected to Mother Nature's cycles of harvest followed by rest and rebirth.
Workers are telling us over and over that this is hurting their ability to make as much money as they want, forcing them to instead take second and third jobs to support their families.
This is the unintended consequence of changes state government made to farm labor rules without listening to the very people that are impacted.
Instead of making things better, they made life worse for Washington's farm workers.
Farm workers deserve a solution to this crisis.