CA Labor Judge Bullies, Intimidates Workers

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:30 pm - Permalink

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Judge Mediating Labor Dispute Far From Impartial

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Permalink

Judge Mark Sobel on Payroll of Labor Board

This week, a hearing began in Fresno, California regarding a labor dispute between farmworkers at Gerawan Farming, Inc. and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

The workers voted in a decertification election last November to kick the United Farm Workers (UFW) out, but the ALRB refuses to count their votes. This is a clear violation of the farmworkers’ civil liberties.

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CA Farmworkers and Politicians to Rally Against Forced Unionization

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:22 am - Permalink

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CA Governor Vetoes Forced Unionization Bill

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Permalink

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September 29, 2014                                                      

CA Governor Vetoes Forced Unionization Bill

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Ca. Gov. Stands With Farm Workers

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:20 am - Permalink

Governor Brown Vetoes Forced Unionization Bill

In a surprise move, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the California Farm Bill SB-25 on Sunday. The Bill, which had passed both houses of the Legislature, would have made it easier for unions to force farm workers into collective bargaining agreements by essentially abolishing their right to appeal during labor mediation.

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Farm Workers to Storm Labor Hearing

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:29 pm - Permalink

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California Legislators Urge Action on UFW Votes

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:31 am - Permalink

Sacramento – California Assemblyman James Patterson and fellow state legislators are urging Governor Jerry Brown to stand up for farm workers’ rights.

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California Bill Kills Farmer Freedom

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Permalink

Elected representatives are about to seize farmers’ hard-earned money to use it against the farmers’ own best interests with the pending signature of California’s SB-25 Bill. The bill has pushed its way into the House and Senate and is awaiting signature by Governor Jerry Brown.

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Farm Workers Facing Forced Unionization Seek Help from Gov. Brown

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:48 am - Permalink

Center for Worker Freedom Launches Sacramento Billboard Campaign

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CWF in the LA Register - "Take a Stand with Farmworkers"

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:41 am - Permalink

"In some countries, cartels carve up economies with the aid of corrupt public officials at the expense of workers and businesses, who get shaken down and shut out.

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CWF in Forbes - "On Labor Day, Farm Workers Reject Union"

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:35 am - Permalink

"On August 26, one thousand angry farm workers descended on a government office in Visalia, California to demand freedom – from a union.

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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.

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Full text is below.

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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