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Judge Soble said ALRB & UFW colluded in ‘litigation strategy’

The ALRB’s own administrative judge has practically admitted that the procedures for solving union decertification cases is a sham.

Mark R. Soble, the ALRB administrative law judge who has spent nearly two years on the Gerawan Farming worker case, ripped into the ALRB in his September 17 ruling.

 


judge says UFW VP “Elenes was lying”

United Farm Workers Vice President Armando Elenes was “lying” to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board during testimony against Gerawan Farming, an ALRB judge has found.

 


Silas Shawver leaves ALRB under a cloud

Silas Shawver, the union activist who led efforts in the San Joaquin Valley to battle farmworkers who didn’t want to be forced to join the UFW, is out at the ALRB.

 


Governor Brown fires Sylvia Torres-Guillen

In a surprise move on the 40th anniversary of the ALRB, Governor Jerry Brown fired Sylvia Torres-Guillen as ALRB general counsel.


ALRB lawyers go on record about their “impartiality”

The ALRB’s top activist lawyers went on the record about their “impartiality” that the law requires.


Unconstitutional: CA news publishers back lawsuit to strike down ALRB closed-door practices

First Amendment advocates are urging a California court to strike down the ALRB’s unconstitutional closed-door practices.

In a Fresno court filing today, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the First Amendment Coalition asked the California Court of Appeal to strike down an order of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) that bars workers, the public, and the press from attending “on the record” hearings conducted as part of the Board’s compulsory contracting process.


Silas Shawver of the ALRB Jumps For The UFW!

The Agricultural Labor Relations Board is an independent governing body that oversees relations between California Central Valley farmers and the United Farmworkers of America, the union that wants to represent them.


Farmworkers are better off without ALRB-UFW protection racket

Gerawan farmworkers voted to give their trust to Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers (UFW).

In 1990, they voted to certify the UFW as their collective bargaining representative. Then the UFW disappeared.


It’s surprising how much more non-unionized farmworkers earn than others

Non-unionized farmworkers, whom the ALRB is trying to force to join the UFW, earn more than workers producing products or performing services for some of America’s most favorite, trendy companies.

They earn a lot more than farmworkers represented by the UFW.


Gerawan field laborers earn more than some ALRB employees

Hearing officers and clerical staff of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) earn about the same – or less – as Gerawan Farming workers.

This Gerawan employee earns more than some ALRB staff.