Governor Brown made a sound decision in vetoing SB 25. We are grateful that he saw the fundamental unfairness of this proposal. When a state mediator imposes a union contract on an employer, as the Agricultural Labor Relations Act provides, the employer has very limited opportunity to obtain a stay of its provisions from the court pending an appeal. This legislation would have raised the barrier so high that it would be practically impossible for any employer to ever obtain a stay. This is fundamentally unfair. By further removing the courts from the process, SB 25 sought to diminish the already limited accountability of the state mediator and the ALRB, and in so doing would have provided even more motivation to the union to run out the clock in good faith bargaining in order to get to Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation (MMC), more properly known as mandatory mediation and binding arbitration.