Feds slap a huge fine on UFW radio broadcaster

“The Federal Communications Commission has levied a record fine” against the UFW’s hundred million-dollar social service affiliate that broadcasts farmworker radio stations in California and Arizona, the Los Angeles Times reports. Admitting guilt for illegally running commercial advertising, the Cesar Chavez Foundation, which runs the radios, “agreed to a one-year moratorium on new underwriting from for-profit sponsors on the two stations,” according to the Times. The Cesar Chavez Foundation agreed to pay a $115,000 fine. The two stations are KUFW-FM…

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UFW profits before UFW people: Radio Campesino busted again for illegal ads

Once again, the UFW conglomerate has broken the law. This time, it’s a repeat offender. KUFW, the union’s “non-profit” radio station that broadcasts in the Visalia area, is illegally running paid commercials promoting for-profit entities – a violation of its broadcasting license. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC, has been alerted about the repeat violations. “The FCC knows a lot about KUFW’s revenue-generating activities,” attorney David A. Schwarz writes in the Weekly Standard. “Over the last two decades,…

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Cesar Chavez Foundation fired woman who complained of discrimination & harassment, suit alleges

The Cesar Chavez Foundation fired its communications executive after she complained of discrimination, sexual harassment, and a range of other abuses. a new lawsuit alleges. CCF management may have been involved with “improper and unethical financial dealings,” made disparaging and “sexist” comments to demean UFW veteran Dolores Huerta and homophobic comments against gays, according to the suit. Jessica Estrella filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the CCF and its chairman and president, Paul F. Chavez, alleging “retaliation,…

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