ALRB appointee Isadore Hall and the ALRB itself declined to deny to the Los Angeles Times that Hall had intimidated and threatened witnesses.
Reporter Patrick McGreevy asked Hall and the ALRB to comment on Senator Andy Vidak’s allegations that Hall committed a crime on February 28 when he intimidated and threatened witnesses opposed to his Senate confirmation to the board.
Instead, the Los Angeles Times reports, Hall “declined to comment.” But Hall didn’t even speak to the reporter. He hid behind J. Antonio Barbosa, the ALRB’s executive secretary, who also would not deny Senator Vidak’s allegation.
Instead, Barbosa, speaking for the ALRB, said that Hall’s March 1 Senate testimony “makes clear that he will be fair and impartial, make sound decisions, and speak to growers and farmworkers.”
Barbosa made no mention of Hall leading a UFW march against Gerawan farmworkers who rejected the UFW, and that he lied to senators during his testimony about being fair and impartial.
According to the Times,
Hall declined to comment on Vidak’s complaint, said J. Antonio Barbosa, the board’s executive secretary, responding on his behalf.
“Further, his testimony at his Senate Rules Committee confirmation hearing makes clear that he will be fair and impartial, make sound decisions, and speak to growers and farmworkers,” Barbosa said.