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She was a farmworker. Her grandson is a Lyft driver. A fight for workers' rights unites them

12 days ago   |   By The Guardian

When Maria Cardona organized in the 1960s, management hit back with Proposition 22. Now her grandson is tackling a new version of the measure Prop 22 explained: how California voters could upend the gig economy More than 40 years ago, Maria Cardona laid her livelihood on the line to demand change in the hot central California fields where she picked grapes and other producefor $1.75 per hour. Cardona, now80years old, was tired of how farmworkers like her were treated - the low wages, the backbreaking labor, the days without access to cold water or bathrooms. Most of all, she was tired of...
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