Job-killing UFW is going after cannabis workers

With a plummeting membership and in desperate need of cash, the UFW is going after California’s cannabis workers. We know from experience that the UFW is a fraud that doesn’t support its members. Then it uses the power of the State to force workers to fork over 3% of their income. Worst of all, the UFW kills agriculture jobs. The UFW destroyed more than 2,500 grape worker jobs in 2015. It forced the shutdown of another grape operation that cost…

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UFW still silent as its members lose berry jobs

As if a guilty party to a crime, the UFW remains silent as hundreds of its workers lose berry farming jobs across California. “More than 400 berry workers have been laid off in Northern California as the industry struggles with labor and other cost issues,” the Los Angeles Times reported on January 4. Pick Justice has been the only farmworker group advocating for the doomed UFW members. Their union didn’t lift a finger for them. “Dole Food Co., which has…

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Like a plague of locusts, UFW lays waste to blueberry farm

This was once a thriving blueberry farm that employed hundreds of people. The UFW unionized the workers last May. UFW claimed that $17 an hour wasn’t enough money to pick berries. Now the Klein farm in McFarland is closing down. This picture shows all that’s left of the once-productive blueberry fields. Supported by The Militant and other groups, the UFW backed a strike the day after Klein Management announced a reduction in the piece rate for every pound of blueberries harvested. Blueberry…

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