Shiroma, on defensive, insists she’s ‘absolutely an honorable person’

Shiroma not a crook

No longer able to hide from reporters and public scrutiny, ALRB board member Genevieve Shiroma had to face her accusers during her June 20 Senate confirmation hearing for another term. Senators repeatedly asked Shiroma about her bias toward the UFW, her financial and political relationship with UFW lobbyist Richie Ross, her political contributions to pro-UFW politicians, and her failure to account for ALRB spending to deny farmworkers the right to…

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Summary of Shiroma’s disastrous Senate confirmation hearing

Shiroma was the only one claiming she was unbiased. Republicans attacked her for her bias. Democrats praised her for it.

More information on Genevieve Shiroma’s disastrous performance before her California Senate Rules Committee confirmation hearing on June 20. We’ll have the transcripts soon: • Shiroma denied any bias toward the UFW, but none of the senators believed her. Republicans attacked Shiroma – and Democrats praised her – for her UFW bias. • Shiroma admitted everything that Pick Justice said about her long-term political and financial relationship with UFW lobbyist Richie…

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Nice Pick Justice turnout at court in Fresno

ALRB UFW Pick Justice Fresno Apr 2016

We’re having a great turnout right now at the Court of Appeal in Fresno! We’re protesting the ALRB’s corrupt handling of our votes to decertify the UFW. Our mascot of the day is shady ALRB member Genevieve Shiroma, who has a long political and financial relationship with a powerful UFW lobbyist in Sacramento.

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ALRB judge says Shiroma’s UFW lobbyist connections are OK & that she is unbiased

The ALRB's in-house "judge" says there is no evidence that Genevieve Shiroma is biased.

Controversial ALRB board member Genevieve Shiroma cannot be accused of bias because of her long political and financial relationship with former UFW strike organizer and current UFW lobbyist Richie Ross. That’s according to ALRB “judge” Mark R. Soble, in his ruling and order that the Gerawan workers ballots to de-certify the UFW must be destroyed. Central Valley labor leader Silvia Lopez, who has been leading the fight to decertify the…

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UFW VP: Shiroma’s political consultant is UFW’s ‘best ally’

As of April 2016, the UFW leadership still endorses Genevieve Shiroma's political consultant Richie Ross, as Shiroma battles allegations of unethical behavior.

UFW Vice President Irv Hershenbaum just provided more proof of why Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) member Genevieve Shiroma should be disqualified from making any decisions relating to the union. The union boss praised Shiroma’s longtime campaign consultant, Richie Ross, as the UFW’s “best ally.” See the screenshot. Publicizing a recent Sacramento Bee article about Ross on his private Facebook account, Hershenbaum wrote, “Enjoy this article. Nothing but the best…

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UFW lobbyist & Shiroma campaigner Richie Ross: “Cheating is OK.”

Image courtesy of John Rankin

“Because we’re teaching you about lobbying in this class, cheating is OK,” lobbyist Richie Ross told Sacramento State students. “Shortcuts.” Even though the veteran political operative was only making a quip, according to the Sacramento Bee reporter covering the class, Ross was illustrating one of his political trademarks: If you want to get your way, you can’t stoop too low. Ross’s longtime political and financial connections to ALRB board member Genevieve…

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