This week, the Western Growers (WG) Board of Directors spent two days at the Arizona Capitol advocating for the fresh produce industry. The group met with Governor Doug Ducey; President of the Senate Karen Fann; Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers; Senators Rebecca Rios, TJ Shope, Rick Gray, Sine Kerr, David Gowan; and Representatives Joel John, Tim Dunn, Joanne Osborne, Andres Cano, Brian Fernandez, Morgan Abraham and Gail Griffin.

Robert Medler

On Thursday, March 10, Western Growers will host a virtual Town Hall to discuss the effort to qualify a ballot initiative aimed at ending PAGA shakedown lawsuits.

If you are a California employer, you are probably familiar with the Private Attorneys General Act. Over the past five years, PAGA has been used by trial lawyers to extract $5 billion from California businesses to settle “trip-wire” employment law claims.

Cory Lunde

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