UFW pays millions to itself & cronies, and ZERO for its dues-paying members

The United Farm Workers (UFW) pays millions of dollars a year to its executives, employees, lawyers, and political cronies in Sacramento. This is why ALRB is fighting so hard to force workers to pay 3% of their income – to feed the Sacramento political machine. The UFW spends almost $4 million a year on lobbyists, lawyers, and politicians. How much does it spend on educational activities and strike benefits for its dues-paying members? ZERO. The UFW doesn’t even provide a…

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It’s surprising how much more non-unionized farmworkers earn than others

Non-unionized farmworkers, whom the ALRB is trying to force to join the UFW, earn more than workers producing products or performing services for some of America’s most favorite, trendy companies. They earn a lot more than farmworkers represented by the UFW. The base pay for unskilled Gerawan farm laborers is $11.00 per hour, with the average Gerawan hourly field labor wage being $12.07. This is well above the U.S. minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, and the California minimum wage…

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ALRB can double UFW’s payroll by taking Gerawan workers’ 3%

By forcing Gerawan farm workers to pay 3 percent of their gross wages to the union, the ALRB would be able to double the UFW’s annual payroll. In documents it filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, UFW reported that it has an annual payroll of $3.2 million. Some of its top executives have been on the UFW payroll for 40 years or more – guaranteed jobs for life. By forcing an estimated 5,000 Gerawan farm laborers to pay 3…

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