UFW represents the agricultural employees of long-time Western Growers member San Joaquin Tomato Growers (SJTG) pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was imposed upon on the employer  in a Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation (MMC) proceeding. UFW filed a case with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) claiming SJTG failed to comply with the CBA. San Joaquin responded that the union failed to provide evidence of the allegations, and even if such violations had occurred, the exclusive remedy would be the grievance-arbitration procedure contained in the CBA.

Jason Resnick

WG President and CEO Tom Nassif will be the Keynote Speaker at NCAE's 2015 Annual Meeting, on Feb. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hotel Monaco 5th, 2015, in Washington D.C.  Nassif’s address will offer interesting insights from the former Ag labor lawyer who negotiated opposite Cesar Chavez and will answer the question: “Why U.S. farmers should worry about feeding nine billion people?”

Jason Resnick

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