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Isadore Hall, who awaits Senate confirmation as the newest member of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB), may have violated a federal campaign corruption law during his failed 2016 congressional campaign.
Never effective at anything except depriving farmworkers of their votes, the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board is spinning out in self-destruct mode.
Does the Equitable Food Initiative get paid to look the other way, to ignore workplace violations of companies that it certifies?
Alpine Fresh is a Florida-based agriculture company that’s in league with the UFW, even though its workers are not UFW members.
California’s organized farm worker movement is in such a state of collapse that the New York Times has started to pay attention.
The ALRB’s newest member has such a thin skin that he’s blocked Pick Justice from Twitter.
When he quit last week, ALRB Chairman William Gould revealed a lot of his vision for the troubled state agency. He said, in essence, that the ALRB should force labor unions on farmworkers.
Instead of reaching outside ALRB for competent leadership, Governor Jerry Brown has promoted new mismanagement from within: Genevieve Shiroma.
“As longtime chair of the governmental organization committees in both houses, Hall oversaw gambling and alcohol policy, and he repeatedly pursued legislation to require porn performers to wear condoms,” the Sacramento Bee reports.
Conflicts of interest plague Isadore Hall, the unemployed politician recently named to the ALRB. Judging by the angry resignation of ALRB Chairman William B. Gould IV, Hall’s appointment offends even him.