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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.

 


ALRB judge says Shiroma’s UFW lobbyist connections are OK & that she is unbiased

Controversial ALRB board member Genevieve Shiroma cannot be accused of bias because of her long political and financial relationship with former UFW strike organizer and current UFW lobbyistRichie Ross.


UFW VP: Shiroma’s political consultant is UFW’s ‘best ally’

UFW Vice President Irv Hershenbaum just provided more proof of why Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) member Genevieve Shiroma should be disqualified from making any decisions relating to the union.

 


ALRB spends $10 million to deprive farmworkers of vote

The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is spending $10 million to deprive farmworkers of their vote. (This material is reproduced from Gerawan Farming.)


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.


UFW lobbyist & Shiroma campaigner Richie Ross: “Cheating is OK.”

“Because we’re teaching you about lobbying in this class, cheating is OK,” lobbyist Richie Ross told Sacramento State students. “Shortcuts.”


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.