Silvia Lopez unmasks 3rd UFW fake Gerawan farmworker

A third UFW person has been caught masquerading as a Gerawan Farming worker. The individual, whose name is not known, was part of the small UFW contingent protesting at the California Supreme Court on September 5, as a hearing began on whether the state can force UFW contracts on workers who don’t want them. Pick Justice activists – all real farmworkers employed at Gerawan Farming – called out to the UFW marchers to ask who was from Gerawan. One of…

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Real farmworkers swamp UFW activists at Supreme Court

Real Gerawan farmworkers outnumbered the UFW contingent at the California Supreme Court yesterday, as the floundering union failed to deliver the “hundreds” of workers it pledged to bring from around the state. UFW didn’t organize any Gerawan workers to join its protest in support of state power to force UFW contracts on unwilling farmworkers. Gerawan workers, mostly in blue Pick Justice shirts, outnumbered the UFW presence by at least 2 or 3 to 1. In the week before the September…

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United Fake Workers: How UFW uses falsehoods to push its agenda

United Fake Workers is a new website that briefly explains how the UFW uses falsehoods to advance its agenda. A project of Pick Justice, UnitedFakeWorkers.com shows how the UFW deceives the public – including its own supporters. The UFW uses falsehoods and lies to push its policy goals, its fundraising activity, its street protester recruitment drives, and its public petitions to get merchants to pressure those who provide fresh produce. UFW aims its falsehood campaigns against employers as well as farmworkers…

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UFW still can’t name ANY real Gerawan workers who support its claims

Despite claiming to speak for thousands of Gerawan farmworkers, the UFW can’t name ANY who actually support the union. Last week, Pick Justice exposed the UFW for using a fake Gerawan worker as the personality to promote a petition to grocery stores. When we exposed the fake worker on Twitter, UFW pulled down its story, then put up a modified story with the fake worker’s name and picture taken out. UFW still can’t find a real Gerawan worker to speak…

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State Fair exhibit pushes fake narrative about farmworkers

The California State Fair is promoting a fake narrative about the state’s hard-working farmworkers. For the first time in 164 years, the hugely popular State Fair has an exhibit honoring farmworkers. But one look at the exhibit shows it’s just a PR job for the UFW. No one can deny the achievements that the UFW made for farmworkers under its founder, César Chávez. Those achievements deserve commemoration. But the UFW has achieved nothing significant since Chávez died 24 years ago.…

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For first time in 164 years, farmworkers get State Fair exhibit, & UFW can’t say what it’s doing now

The UFW blew its historic debut at the California State Fair. For the first time in the fair’s 164-year history, farmworkers got an exhibit. But the UFW, which is running the exhibit and controlling the narrative, can’t say what it’s doing for farmworkers today. The exhibit is devoted to the “historical legacy” – not of California’s farmworkers – but of the UFW and its founders from two generations ago. It has to be that way, because the UFW can’t boast…

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UFW made fake allegations to support a fake protest, but won’t talk to reporters

Strawberry workers say the United Farm Workers made fake allegations of unfair labor practices and staged a fake strike by people posing as local farm workers, but the UFW won’t talk to reporters. The Herald and News interviewed workers at Cedar Point Nursery in Dorris, who said that the UFW “staged a demonstration at the property, protesting against unfair labor practices.” The UFW apparently used the fake protest to get the ALRB to intervene on its behalf. Farmworkers said UFW’s…

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How the ALRB uses UFW agents to take false actions against critics

The ALRB is in a lot of trouble right now because of a whistleblower who came forward to expose corruption among the UFW loyalists on the board’s staff. Instead of coming clean, the ALRB has circled the wagons to hide information from the public. Since the exposure last year, the ALRB has been secretive and not responding to questions from reporters. It all reeks of a cover-up – and with fake UFW provocateurs in cahoots with its lawyers, it’s easy to…

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UFW stages fake “strike” at plant nursery

The United Farm Workers staged a fake strike at a Dorris, California, plant nursery, misrepresenting the hundreds of contract workers, making false statements about conditions, and violating state law. The October 29 protest surprised the workers, who had not been notified in advance that the UFW would be there, speaking in their name, according to the Herald and News. “We don’t need a union,” said employee Margarita Saucedo. “We are already united.” On its Facebook page, the UFW claimed that…

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