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California officially puts the dying UFW on life support

The United Farm Workers is dying, and everybody knows it.

Its aging leadership – Chavez family members and their cronies – have run the union for 20, 30, even more than 40 years.


Supreme Court hands us a forced contract setback – but still lets us de-certify UFW

The California Supreme Court didn’t surprise anyone when it overturned a lower court’s ruling that state agencies cannot coerce farmworkers into United Farm Workers contracts. But the justices did uphold the right of workers to choose whether or not they wanted UFW representation.


EFI taints ag companies at Fresh Summit 2017

Association with the UFW-Equitable Food Initiative partnership is a big drag on retail produce companies, exhibitors are learning at the industry’s Fresh Summit convention.

UFW profits before UFW people: Radio Campesino busted again for illegal ads

Everything Arturo Rodriguez touches – from the UFW that he leads, to the Cesar Chavez Foundation & Radio Campesina – look tainted with sleaze.

Once again, the UFW conglomerate has broken the law. This time, it’s a repeat offender.


Lawmaker calls on Supreme Court to overturn illegal law

A lawmaker from California's #WeFeedYou belt has called on the state Supreme Court to overturn an illegal law that allows unelected bureaucrats to force a #UFW contract on farmworkers.

Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Glickman tries to intimidate Pick Justice protesters

In what farmworkers fear is a case of stepped-up government harassment and intimidation, a California Deputy Attorney General was caught photographing protesters outside a state courthouse.

Four years and not counting: ALRB still denies us voting rights

This week marks four years since the State of California denied thousands of farmworkers the voting rights that they are guaranteed under the law.

ALRB bans Pick Justice leaflet about court judgment against UFW

In an over-the-top breach of freedom of speech, the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board banned Pick Justice from distributing leaflets to farm workers at ALRB’s Visalia office

Growers learn how Equitable Food Initiative can damage their brand

Growers across the United States and the hemisphere are learning how the Equitable Food Initiative can damage their brand.

UFW back-stabs its most loyal lawmaker, Kevin de Leon

Nobody in the California state legislature has been more loyal to the UFW than Senator Kevin de Leon.