A group of farm owners has filed a lawsuit against the City of Coachella, after the city council recently approved ‘hero pay’ for retail store workers and farmworkers.
And the City Council has also approved a plan to subsidize some of the expense of that hero pay, covering 750-thousand dollars, so farm owners won’t have to pay all of it.
The Western Growers Association, California Fresh Fruit Association, and Growing Coachella Valley says the urgency ordinance passed by the city council in Coachella is vague and unconstitutional.
Back on February 10th 2021, The Coachella City Council unanimously passed an urgency ordinance forcing grocery stores, retail stores, even drug stores, restaurants and farms to pay their employees an extra 4 dollars per hour for 120 days.
Latin American worker at a food market restocking the shelves and wearing a facemask while holding a box with fruits and vegetables – pandemic lifestyle concepts.