Yesterday, the California Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the City Council Chambers in Stockton.  Western Growers’ Senior Vice President, Hank Giclas was an invited panelist and provided commentary on a few key issues that Western Growers continues to discuss with the FDA as it works to finalize the proposed rule.


Hank Giclas

After a series of back and forth decisions between the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board (ALRB) and one of its district offices, the ALRB main office approved a request granting Gerawan farm workers the opportunity to hold an election today to determine if they want to forego representation by the United Farm Workers (UFW).  The landmark decision and today’s historic election has the potential to affect many other workers who have never voted for UFW representation.

Jason Resnick


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