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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 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.
The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is spending $10 million to deprive farmworkers of their vote. (This material is reproduced from Gerawan Farming.)
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.
“Because we’re teaching you about lobbying in this class, cheating is OK,” lobbyist Richie Ross told Sacramento State students. “Shortcuts.”
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.
The ALRB is spending more than $10 million to suppress the ballots of 2,600 farmworkers who voted on whether to de-certify the United Farm Workers (UFW) as their representative.
ALRB member Genevieve Shiroma must be “removed” from the board because of “unethical behavior,” a California state lawmaker said today.
The UFW and other unions are doing nothing for agricultural workers, ALRB Chairman William Gould said in a January 28 speech.