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2014-09-10 00:21:28

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerawan Farming issued the following statement to refute and correct the record on an unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board's General Counsel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140910/144800 "The General Counsel's last-minute filing makes clear her intention, which is to block the counting of ballots and to delegitimize the November 5, 2013 election ordered by the ALRB. The General Counsel waited...

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...

2014-03-28 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...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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