La Suprema Corte de California niega el derecho a los trabajadores campesinos a elegir contratos forzados

FRESNO – La Suprema Corte de California, no sorprendió a nadie cuando revocó la decisión de un tribunal inferior, quien dijo que las agencias estatales no pueden forzar a los trabajadores campesinos a contratos con la Unión de Campesinos (UFW). Pero los jueces defendieron el derecho de los trabajadores a elegir si querían o no la representación de la UFW.

 

 


California officially puts the dying UFW on life support

The United Farm Workers is dying, and everybody knows it.

Its aging leadership – Chavez family members and their cronies – have run the union for 20, 30, even more than 40 years.

 


Supreme Court hands us a forced contract setback – but still lets us de-certify UFW

The California Supreme Court didn’t surprise anyone when it overturned a lower court’s ruling that state agencies cannot coerce farmworkers into United Farm Workers contracts. But the justices did uphold the right of workers to choose whether or not they wanted UFW representation.

 


Supreme Court hands us a forced contract setback – but still lets us de-certify UFW

The California Supreme Court didn’t surprise anyone when it overturned a lower court’s ruling that state agencies cannot coerce farmworkers into United Farm Workers contracts. But the justices did uphold the right of workers to choose whether or not they wanted UFW representation.

 


UFW profits before UFW people: Radio Campesino busted again for illegal ads

Everything Arturo Rodriguez touches – from the UFW that he leads, to the Cesar Chavez Foundation & Radio Campesina – look tainted with sleaze.

Once again, the UFW conglomerate has broken the law. This time, it’s a repeat offender.

 


Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Glickman tries to intimidate Pick Justice protesters

In what farmworkers fear is a case of stepped-up government harassment and intimidation, a California Deputy Attorney General was caught photographing protesters outside a state courthouse.


Four years and not counting: ALRB still denies us voting rights

This week marks four years since the State of California denied thousands of farmworkers the voting rights that they are guaranteed under the law.


Without admitting it cheated its own workers, UFW settles $1.3 million case

The UFW has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a case filed by its own workers. The union is not admitting that it cheated it workers, as the employees alleged.


UFW membership has shrunk to 5,580 paying members nationwide

The United Farm Workers has allowed its membership to shrink to a tiny fraction of what it was. This has crippled UFW’s ability to stay solvent to defend worker rights.


Court to take $2 million from workers’ paychecks to settle UFW judgment

UFW members on four California farms will have as much as $2 million taken from their paychecks to settle a court judgment against the UFW union.