CWF in the Fresno Bee

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 5:20 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was published in the Fresno Bee on March 30, 2017, about corruption by the California labor board:

When you have a union and a labor board both being sued by former employees for unjust treatment, how can either be expected to deliver their promises of justice to California’s field workers?

In case you missed it, the United Farm Workers (UFW) has to cough up over $800,000 in back pay to dozens of its organizers, thanks to a ruling this month from a Monterey Superior Court.

That’s right, the union allegedly formed by Cesar Chavez to secure just pay for farmworkers is guilty of underpaying its own workers.

“It’s shameful that a union that says it protects the human rights of farmworkers has been violating the rights of its own employees,” said one of the former organizers, Francisco Cerritos. “It’s a product of the new management of the UFW. They no longer represent the workers.”

That’s for sure. And it’s just one more example of hypocrisy in California’s farm labor merry-go-round.

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