The United Farm Workers labor union is either lying about how
many members it really has, or is boastfully counting future farm
worker members, while assuming it will win the fight over the
Gerawan Farming employees are under assault by the United Farm
Workers labor union, the California Agricultural Labor Relations
Board, and by Democratic politicians up and down the state.
The workers don’t want to be members of the UFW, and held an
election in 2013 to officially decertify the labor union. But the
ALRB locked up the workers’ ballots, refused to count them, and has
instead assisted the UFW in its takeover attempt.
Gerawan Farming is a third-generation family farming operation,
growing peaches and grapes in the Fresno area. The farming company
is well known as a favored employer, and currently employees 5,000
workers. Gerawan has a history of paying the highest wages and
compensation package in the industry, according to the many
employees I’ve spoken with.
It is apparent the UFW labor union is trying to gain what they
can no longer win through the secret ballot process and sincere
labor negotiations with… Read More