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2014-08-26 16:29:43

VISALIA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Center for Worker Freedom: Farm workers will gather in Visalia, California on Tuesday to protest their treatment by state labor officials. Workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming Inc, led by Silvia Lopez, do not want to be forced to pay three percent of their wages to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Last November Gerawan workers held a decertification election, but the...

2014-08-22 16:23:57

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-07-07 16:25:09

Progressive Politicians Set to Abandon Their Values to Placate Big Labor WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Worker Freedom today issued the following statement: The City Council of Berkeley, California has on its July 8 agenda whether or not to support the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the union's attempt to forcibly organize agricultural workers at Gerawan Farming Inc., a family-owned fruit producer in the Fresno area. Councilman Kriss Worthington...

2014-06-05 12:32:36

FRESNO, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gerawan family, owners and operators of Gerawan Farming, issued the following statement after a Fresno County Superior Court rejected the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board's (ALRB) general counsel's request to impose a contract on Gerawan employees. The ALRB had asked the Superior Court to impose a contract that was written by a mediator five months ago without input from the farm workers and before counting the ballots of a...

2014-06-02 20:23:25

BURLINGTON, Wash., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a worsening labor shortage in Washington State, Sakuma Brothers Farms announced today that it has decided to not participate in the federal government's H-2A Guest Worker program in 2014. The company had applied for the program but notified the federal government over the weekend that it has decided to not participate. "The last year was a very difficult year for our family, our family business and our community. Since the season...

2014-03-18 08:34:30

New Research Illustrates Statewide Community Impact of Strawberry Farming WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the California Strawberry Commission released a first-ever statewide economic report detailing the $3.4 billion economic contributions of strawberry farming to the state. The report titled, Sustaining California Communities: Economic Contributions of Strawberry Farming (February 2014) showcases the positive impact strawberries have on local...

2014-03-14 23:00:04

DC Internship Opportunity for College Students Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Seeking Applicants for Internship Targeting Migrant/Seasonal Farmworking Students Applications to Intern in Washington D.C. due March 31, 2014 Five migrant/seasonal farmworker college students will be selected to live and work in D.C. for an intensive eight-week internship and professional mentoring program. The goal is to provide life altering experiences and networks to help students make the...


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