September 18, 2018

Western Growers Statement in Response to Gerawan Election Results

IRVINE, Calif., (September 18, 2018) — In response to the outcome of Gerawan Farming’s UFW decertification election, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:

“It took a decision of California’s highest court to force, once and for all, the ALRB to do the right thing and count the votes of Gerawan Farming’s workers. With a resounding vote against the union, we now know the reason behind the ALRB’s delay tactics, which lasted nearly five years. The ALRB knew or believed the outcome of the vote was No Union and was attempting to shield the UFW from the humiliation of its irrelevance. It is clear that the UFW does not represent the voice of California’s farm workers, and the results of this election must compel the State of California to stop acting as a surrogate of the UFW and move instead to guarantee justice for all agricultural workers.”

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