In the News
Genevieve Shiroma should be disqualified from serving on the ALRB because of her long-standing financial and political connections to the UFW, a farmworker says in a massive 267-page brief.
ALRB member Genevieve Shiroma gave a campaign contribution to state Senator Darrell Steinberg just before Steinberg introduced legislation to expand Shiroma’s power.
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.
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.
In a surprise move on the 40th anniversary of the ALRB, Governor Jerry Brown fired Sylvia Torres-Guillen as ALRB general counsel.
The ALRB’s top activist lawyers went on the record about their “impartiality” that the law requires.
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.
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.