Workers win their right to boot the United Farm Workers union

Big Labor took a beating in California of all places, with an appellate judge's ruling that ballots to decertify the United Farm Workers of America as the sole representative of the interests of farm workers on a Central Valley farm, would need to be counted. According to Courthouse News: The Fifth Appellate District in California handed Gerawan Farming a victory over the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, saying the board will have to revisit its decision to set aside an election taken by farmworkers to decertify the United Farm Workers of America as their union representative. “Having reviewed the entire record, we conclude that several of the unfair labor practice findings relied on by the Board were unsupported by the record as a whole,” wrote Associate Justice Herbert Levy on behalf of the other two judges. The case dates back to an election taken by farmworkers employed by Gerawan Farming, which grows fruit trees at a massive scale in two distinct...(Read Full Post)

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