Farm Labor

New California Employment Laws for 2015

2014 November 1.

California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed the most hostile bill to agriculture to reach his desk this year, SB 25.  This bill would have expanded mandatory mediation and conciliation (MMC) under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act and would have disenfranchised workers by imposing union representation upon them regardless of whether those workers chose to be represented.

Congressman Jim Costa (CA – 16th District)

2014 November 1.

First I’d like to thank all the growers with whom I’ve worked over the years, and also thank the Western Growers Board of Directors and the leadership team beginning with Tom Nassif and his staff in Washington.