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2014-03-28 12:24:23

MIAMI, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As A.O. Scott wrote in the New York Times,"Though Cesar Chavez, who died in 1993, has been honored and celebrated, the problems he addressed have hardly faded away. The rights of immigrants and the wages and working conditions of those who pick, process and transport food are still live and contentious political issues." Today, we celebrate a movie which documents the life and struggles confronted by one of the Great Americans of the 20(th)...

2014-03-20 12:34:52

The Cesar Chavez biopic is a depiction of Cesar Chavez's unification of farm workers to achieve better working conditions and social justice for the less fortunate LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pastor Rodriguez has seen the upcoming biopic CESAR CHAVEZ and shares his thoughts on the film, the icon, and why it is important we support this film at this moment in our nation's history. "The movie is a long overdue tribute to a man who was willing to be a martyr for those who could...

2013-12-19 16:28:34

Court of Appeal Orders Briefing on Gerawan's Petition for Review. FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 19. 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, December 16, 2013, Gerawan Farming asked the California Court of Appeal (5(th) District) in Fresno, California, to review a sweeping challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called "Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation" (MMC) statute. Under the MMC statute, an arbitrator is authorized by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) to dictate a binding,...

2013-12-19 16:28:20

Food Processing Workers, Teamsters and Community Take Action Against Workers' Rights Violations and Call for the Reinstatement of Unjustly Fired Workers TRACY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamster members and fired Taylor Farms workers launched a one-day Unfair Labor Practice strike in protest against gross workers' rights violations being committed by Taylor Farms at its facilities in Tracy, Calif. Community allies, faith leaders and supporters joined...

2013-11-01 20:23:49

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerawan Farming congratulates our many workers who, this morning, prevailed in their fight for the most basic right in a democratic society - the right to vote. The Board's November 1, 2013 Order Vacating the Regional Director's Dismissal of the Petition for Decertification is a victory for workers across this State. An election shall be held at Gerawan Farming on Tuesday, November 5(th). For the first time in over 23 years, the UFW will...

2013-10-31 16:27:20

Gerawan Farming steps forward and asks Court to reverse this unconstitutional slap in the face to California farmworkers FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a lawsuit filed this week in Fresno Superior Court, Gerawan Farming, Inc. challenged as "blatantly unconstitutional" a decision by the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (39 ALRB No. 13) (August 21, 2013) barring farmworkers from attending a state-ordered "on the record" proceeding to determine the wages...

2013-10-03 20:22:52

Neither employer nor employees can opt out. The farm's owners believe the employees should have the right to vote. FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week a state-empowered decision-maker released his "Mediator's Report" that may become the contract between Gerawan Farming and the United Farm Workers union. This report sets forth the proposed final terms of a contract that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board will impose on family-owned fruit grower Gerawan Farming...

2013-09-12 12:31:18

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The General Counsel of California's Agricultural Labor Relations Board ("ALRB"), the United Farm Workers of America ("UFW"), and Ace Tomato Company, Inc. ("Ace") reached a $1.05 million dollar global settlement agreement today, ending nearly 20 years of litigation. The settlement resolves more than a dozen cases pending before the ALRB and in California's courts. "The ALRB's mission is to bring peace and justice to the...

2013-04-22 20:21:55

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 23rd, Cesar Chavez's son and immigration activist, Fernando Chavez, along with Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of Define American, will be joined by activists and members of MoveOn.org, Presente.org, and the Applied Research Center's "Drop the I-Word" campaign as they deliver over 70,000 signatures to The New York Times in Manhattan. The group will urge the newspaper to stop using the word...

2013-04-12 20:21:04

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the Western Growers Association: Western Growers applauds the agreement today on immigration reform reached by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the United Farm Workers (UFW) and key Senators engaged in the process. Western Growers is a member of the AWC, an organization working toward a viable solution for America's farmers and ranchers to have access to a legal workforce now and in the future. The...