Alegria de la Cruz: Another UFW loyalist on ALRB

More proof that yet another leader of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is a UFW loyalist. Alegria de la Cruz, in this undated picture, is an ALRB attorney. She supervised the votes of more than 2,400 Gerawan farmworkers to de-certify the UFW in 2013. De la Cruz is shown in this picture, standing at the center in the back, wearing a UFW hat. This must have been a special occasion for de la Cruz, as the person who took the…

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Smoking gun found: Collaboration between ALRB’s Torres-Guillen & UFW

ALRB’s activist general counsel celebrated the UFW’s 50th anniversary in May, 2012, just months before she began an all-out offensive to double the dying union’s diminished membership by forcing farmworkers to join. PickJustice has discovered a photograph of ALRB General Counsel Sylvia Torres-Guillen smiling at the UFW podium, flanked by union President Arturo Rodriguez and Secretary Treasurer Sergio Guzman. Sources tell us that Torres-Guillen used the occasion to promise the UFW that she would use her power as a state…

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Los Angeles Times shows 18 years of nothing from UFW, until ALRB helps

The Los Angeles Times has published a major story that lends credence to growing concerns that the ALRB is “in cahoots” with the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. The UFW “effectively disappeared” for 18 years until the state tried to impose a state-mandated contract that would take 3 percent of the workers’ gross pay and give it to the union. The July 30 article profiles San Joaquin Valley peach grower Dan Gerawan and his family’s multimillion-dollar legal defenses against the…

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Court rips Shawver, suspects ALRB is ‘in cahoots’

A California Superior Court has found that the state official immediately responsible for blocking a count of farm workers’ votes has exceeded his authority, and says he suspects the official is “in cahoots.” Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr., of the California Superior Court in Fresno, found on August 21 that Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) lawyer Silas Shawver committed an “overreach” of authority by denying workers the right for their votes to be counted. “So the Court is very suspect…

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