Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Union Tools - California Farm Workers Union

The California Assembly approved a bill, SB 126, that would punish farmers if they are found to have interfered with union elections. SB126 by Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Democrat from Sacramento, would automatically certify a farm workers’ union. This bill is a remedy for election misconduct by growers.

Lets all union members get behind SB 126 and let Governor Jerry Brown know we support it. The predecessor to SB 126 was vetoed by Governor Brown. He has another chance to redeem himself. Let’s put pressure for we need some new tools in our tool bag to organize.

SB 126 falls under the Agricultural Labor Relations and amends sections 1156.3, 1158, 1160.4, and 1164 of the Labor Code relating to employment.