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Senate confirms disgraced Shiroma for a fourth ALRB term

ALRB-boardmember-for-life Genevieve Shiroma, long accused of bias on the agricultural panel, got a party-line Senate confirmation this week for yet another term.


ALRB spends 34% of its budget fighting Gerawan workers

The ALRB budget increases and staff increases coincide with the agency’s voter suppression campaign.


After spending $10 million, ALRB says it’s “impossible” to know what 2,600 workers think

After spending $10 million to destroy the ballots of 2,600 farmworkers who voted to decertify the UFW, the state board in charge of the vote says it’s “impossible” to know if the workers were expressing their true sentiments.


De Leon: Isadore Hall’s witness threats are just ‘goofy conspiracy theories’

Digging in his heels to shield Isadore Hall, California’s top senator dismissed allegations that the ALRB appointee committed a crime when he threatened and intimidated witnesses.


Labor Secretary Lanier agrees with audit ripping ALRB

California Labor Secretary David Lanier agrees with a state audit that found the ALRB to be a wasteful, abusive, unaccountable organization.


Congresswoman Barragan said Isadore Hall broke federal corruption law

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.


Senate chief Kevin de Leon: ‘Nothing unseemly’ is going on here

Allegations of “cronyism” have gotten under Senate leader Kevin de Leon’s skin.


Amid ugly acrimony, state Senate approves Isadore Hall for ALRB post

Amid heated allegations of state cronyism and racism, the California state Senate voted along party lines to confirm Isadore Hall to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).


UFW wants to protect some workers from deportation, but not if they oppose the union


Unqualified: Hall’s record shows no experience for ALRB position