Farm Workers to Rally Against Forced Unionization Tuesday Aug. 26 at 3:00 PM in Visalia

Posted on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 2:16 pm - Permalink

Farm workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming Inc. do not want to be forced to pay 3 percent of their wages to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Last November Gerawan workers held a decertification election, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is refusing to count the votes in a flagrant attempt to help the UFW rob the workers of their hard-earned money. Workers and their families and supporters will hold a protest rally in front of the ALRB regional office in Visalia on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3:00 p.m.

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Breaking: California Lawmakers Urged to Stand with Workers Against Big Labor

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Permalink

Center for Worker Freedom sends letter to politicians urging them to restore First Amendment rights to Fresno farm workers

On Tuesday July 29 the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) delivered a letter to California lawmakers and business leaders traveling in Mexico, including Gov. Jerry Brown and a dozen state representatives and senators.

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Matt Patterson Writing for the Orange County Register

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Permalink

CWF's Execuitve Director Matt Patterson, writes for the Organe Country Register today about United Farm Workers attempt to force a contract on workers at Gerawan Farming located in Fresno, California.

To read the full article click here.

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Matt Patterson: Democracy denied for Fresno farm workers

By MATT PATTERSON / Contributing Writer

Published: July 16, 2014 Updated: 5:00 p.m.

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Matt Patterson on Fresno Radio KMJNOW 105.9 FM

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 11:59 am - Permalink

Executive Director Matt Patterson was a guest on the Chris Daniel Show on KMJNOW 105.9 FM in Fresno, California on July 10th. Patterson along with others were speaking about the UFW situation at Gerawan Farms with the United Farm Workers.

Audio starts at 53:45 click link here.

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Matt Patterson Quoted in the Tennessean in Regards to UAW Local 42

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:41 am - Permalink
Chambers Williams writing for the Tennesseanexplains the UAW's continued efforts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chambers quotes Patterson who states that he is:
 
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Matt Patterson Radio Interview with Bill Manders Show, FM 96.7 Fresno

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:34 am - Permalink

Last week, Executive Director Matt Patterson was interviewed in Fresno regarding the UFW's attempt to unionize Gerawan Farming Inc. To listen to the entire interview click here.

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Fresno Farm Workers Exploited By Big Labor

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson of the CWF writes for flashreport.org about the United Farm Workers and its (UFW) attempt to organize farm workers in Fresno, California.

Patterson explains the current situation and history of this conflict between the UFW and Gerawan Farming Inc. Stating that: “…the UFW ran into a little snag — the laborers themselves, most of whom were too young to have voted in the original union election more than two decades earlier.... see no need for a union.”

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Breaking: Berkeley City Council Poised to Side with Union — Against Farm Workers

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 11:34 am - Permalink

Progressive Politicians Set to Abandon Their Values To Placate Big Labor

The City Council of Berkeley, California has on its July 8 agenda whether or not to support the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the union’s attempt to forcibly organize agricultural workers at Gerawan Farming Inc., a family-owned fruit producer in the Fresno area.

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