Farmworker overtime bill advances in state Legislature

Farmworkers in Malheur County would for the first time be legally entitled to overtime pay under legislation advancing at the Legislature. (The Enterprise/FILE)

SALEM - Tens of thousands of farmworkers in Oregon have moved one step closer to getting overtime pay.

A legislative committee voted along party lines late Thursday to pass House Bill 4002, one of the most divisive proposals in the 2022 Legislature, with Republicans indicating that they could walk out . . .