The United Farm Workers (UFW) union will get a new president next month after Arturo Rodriguez, the current president, decided to relinquish the job after 25 years. Teresa Romero will be the third president of the UFW and the first ever female president of the organization. Rodriguez had been the president of the organization since […]
It’s hard to believe that it took five years to count the 2000 votes of farmworkers by the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). The votes were counted this week and it was clear that Latino workers, in this case, had no interest in joining the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. By a vote of 1,098 […]
The question about what to do with the 2013 ballots in a union decertification vote by Gerawan Farming Inc. workers is still undecided. About 300 Gerawan workers gathered outside of the 5th District Court of Appeals in Fresno in April while the court heard the testimony of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union and Gerawan […]
Farmworkers should have the right to be represented. If abandoned by a union, farmworkers deserve the right to vote. The right to have their voices heard and the right to be represented. Don’t take this choice away from them. Farmworkers deserve to have the same rights and protections as every other worker.
Proposed California bill would allow work permit program for undocumented farm laborers and service workers
Last month, a proposed bill was introduced by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers that will create a California work permit program for farmworkers and service industry employees without legal residency in the United Sates. The bill, Assembly Bill 1885 (AB 1885), was introduced by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) and Assemblywoman […]
The union dues from hundreds of farmworkers will be diverted to pay off a $1.2 million judgment against the United Farm Workers over the union’s treatment of its organizers. On Friday, Monterey Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Wills ordered UFW dues, which are deducted from paychecks at four companies, be diverted to pay back wages […]
As the rains keep pounding drought stricken California, we are going to look at potential short-term and long-term solutions and its impact on various communities from San Diego to the Oregon border – impact on farmworkers, people on fixed incomes, food producers and the environment.
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