Secretive calendar says ALRB has nothing to do

Despite big budget and staff increases, the secretive ALRB has nothing to do. At least, that’s what the ALRB’s public events calendar is telling us. It’s blank. Of course, the ALRB is doing quite a bit right now, but it’s all in secret. The secretive ALRB has targeted farmworkers who won’t pay 3% of their income to the UFW. It’s busily trying to force farmworkers and employers into UFW contracts that neither the workers nor employers want. But all of…

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Court says government can ban workers from meetings to force contracts on them

The State of California has the right to prevent farmworkers from observing government meetings where decisions are made to force contracts on them, a court has ruled. “The secretive Agricultural Labor Relations Board has the right to prevent us from observing while government officials and UFW operatives force an “agreement” on farmworkers while denying us the right to vote,” Pick Justice leader Silvia Lopez said of the June 26 Fresno superior court decision. In a a news release, employer Gerawan…

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Isadore Hall evades questions; hides behind ALRB lawyer

During a break in a rare ALRB meeting, Isadore Hall avoided questions and told a reporter to talk to the ALRB lawyer. David Taub of GV Wire tried to ask Hall some questions on May 22, but Hall wouldn’t take any. “We don’t give interviews, so. You should talk to our legal counsel, okay,” Hall told Taub. Hall has evaded facing reporters since he threatened witnesses Hall has evaded the press since his February 28 threats against witnesses scheduled to…

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