Now THAT’s collective bargaining! Court unanimously sides with workers and employer

squash alrb copyIn a remarkable show of how employers and workers can work together against government secrecy, a three-judge panel unanimously struck down a California secrecy law as unconstitutional.

 


Higher court sides with farmworkers against ALRB secrecy

Farmworker Lupe Garcia just won a big win for all California farmworkers, as well as for journalists and for employers who treat their workers fairly. The victory came from a unanimous three-judge panel in Fresno on May 9.


Photo gallery shows the spirited turnout at April 20 courthouse rally

The energetic turnout at the April 20 courthouse rally in Fresno was a real family gathering.

Present and future farmworkers gathered to support transparency and ethical behavior in the troubled Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

 


Workers “never” have a right to witness mediation, California says

California farmworkers have “never” had a “right” to witness the labor mediation processes that determine their wages and work conditions.

 


LA Times report validates Pick Justice’s positions about UFW & ALRB

In an important article about the state government’s nullification of farmworkers’ votes, the Los Angeles Times validates many of Pick Justice’s positions over the past year.

 


UFW VP ‘Chilito’ Elenes: Credible to attack Gerawan, but otherwise a liar, Soble says

UFW Vice President Armando Elenes is a liar, but is a reliable witness against Gerawan employers and workers, according to the ALRB’s own administrative law judge.

 


Happy Cesar Chavez Day: ALRB spends $10 million to deprive workers of voting rights

We pause on this year’s Cesar Chavez Day to reflect on the fact that, even in the 21st century, people in America are still denied their voting rights.

The political elites in Sacramento continue to deny hard-working farm laborers the right to have their votes counted in accordance with state law.

The following infographic, produced by the highest-paying labor employer in the state farming industry, tells the story. It’s a story of how the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is spending $10 million in tax dollars to deprive 2,600 farmworkers of their voting rights. It also describes how that money could have been used to help poor farmworkers in other parts of California.


Unions settle for $11 minimum wage in 2018, when Gerawan workers earned that in 2014

In a deal with Governor Jerry Brown, California unions have agreed to an $11 hourly minimum wage.

But they agreed that their members will have to wait for their money until 2018.

Non-union Gerawan workers have been earning that as their base pay since 2014.

 


New report shows ALRB spending $10,000,000 to suppress Gerawan worker ballots

The ALRB is spending more than $4,100 to suppress each farmworker ballot from a 2013 vote to decertify the UFW.

The ALRB is spending more than $10 million to suppress the ballots of 2,600 farmworkers who voted on whether to de-certify the United Farm Workers (UFW) as their representative.


ALRB Chairman Gould says UFW activity “has completely disappeared”

The UFW and other unions are doing nothing for agricultural workers, ALRB Chairman William Gould said in a January 28 speech.