Farm workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming Inc. do not want to be forced to pay 3 percent of their wages to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Last November Gerawan workers held a decertification election, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is refusing to count the votes in a flagrant attempt to help the UFW rob the workers of their hard-earned money. Workers and their families and supporters will hold a protest rally in front of the ALRB regional office in Visalia on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3:00 p.m.
The Center for Worker Freedom has launched a statewide campaign designed to pressure California lawmakers to make the ALRB count the votes at Gerawan. “The ALRB, like its national counterpart, the NLRB, has functioned as a little more than government enforcer for Big Labor,” said CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson. “Does anyone think it is an accident that the ALRB wants to force the union on Gerawan until the election is ‘investigated?’ Or that the Board gives no time-table for when that investigation may be completed?”
Rally details are below:
Fresno farm workers, their families and supporters.
Protest rally against the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB), led by worker Silvia Lopez and organized by the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF).
Visalia Regional Office
1642 West Walnut Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277-5348
Tuesday August 26 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.