Shiroma was allowed to ignore state impartiality standards
Genevieve Shiroma, the controversial ALRB member, has been allowed to ignore state impartiality standards since her first term began in 1999.
Under state law, ALRB board members are required to be impartial on the issue of workers, employees and unions, and to avoid even the perception of partiality.
Shiroma’s connections to a prominent UFW lobbyist, and her political donations to lawmakers who govern her powers on the ALRB board, show that she biased and therefore in violation of the law.
Shiroma is a judge
Under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, Shiroma is a judge. She sits in judgment of workers and employers.
Consequently, under the law, she must be impartial. She must avoid all appearances of bias.
But Shiroma’s financial and political connections with UFW lobbyist Richie Ross, and with Senator Darrell Steinberg who wrote laws to empower her further, indicate that she is biased and therefore violating the law.
So how can Genevieve Shiroma sit in judgment of workers and their employers?
Because the political elites in Sacramento want biased officials to impose preordained policies under the guise of justice.