The United Farm Workers unionrecently admitted that their
contracts do not provide a living wage. They did it in a room full
I attended the conference UC Davis held April 17 to celebrate
the 40th anniversary of the the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. I
nearly didn’t make it, as the conference was supposedly sold out
prior to the deadline. But it quickly became apparent that leaders
of the United Farm Workers union manipulated the event
registration. The United Farm Workers labor union claimed it was
bringing busloads of workers to the event, and reserved the seats.
The day of the event, six workers showed up; there were more UFW
employees at the conference than actual workers.
These are the tactics used by the desperate UFW, clinging to
relevance by a thread. UFW membership is hovering at 3,300 members,
according to Philip Martin, UC Davis Professor of Agricultural and
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