The historic abuse of power the Agricultural Labor Relations
Board has exerted over family-owned Gerawan Farming and its
thousands of workers is illegal. Gerawan’s farm workers do not want
union control of their workplace or work lives, but have been
targeted by the United Farm Workers labor union and the ALRB since
2012 for takeover.
In May, the Court of Appeals ordered the stateAgricultural
Labor Relations Board to count the workers’ decertification votes
from a 2013 election, but the agency has ignored the order, and
still wants to destroythe ballots and instead force a
non-negotiated “contract” on the workers.
The workers have appealed to the legislative Latino Caucus,
individual legislators, Governor Jerry Brown, and the California
Supreme Court. Despite awaiting legal remedies, the Legislature is
again doing the bidding of the United Farm Workers in an end
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