Matthew Allen
Western Growers, Vice President, State Government Affairs

Matthew joined Western Growers in December 2011. He advocates on behalf of the membership on a wide array of issues including labor, taxes, air quality, land use, regulatory reform, and crop protection. 

Matthew’s previous experience includes serving as the External Relations Manager at the California Optometric Association, Field Representative for former Assembly member Roger Niello, and Supplier Manager at Intel Corporation. He also served in several positions at the California Restaurant Association including as Public Affairs Director where he created and developed the association’s first ever public affairs department. In this role, Matthew was responsible for helping to shape, manage, and implement the overall political strategy for the association. 

Born in Elk Grove and a member of a farm family, he received his B.A. and International M.B.A. from the University of San Diego.

Contact information

Contact Email:
mallen@wga.com
916-446-1435

Articles by Matthew Allen

May 12, 2022

AB 2183 (Stone) is the latest attempt by the United Farm Workers to implement card check legislation in California. This bill was introduced early in 2022 despite the veto of the previous bill on this subject, AB 616 (Stone), by Governor Newsom last year.

Dec 16, 2021

Today, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to approve the second readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) with significant changes and updates.

Sep 01, 2021

AB 616 (Mark Stone, Scotts Valley) – a UFW bill that would erode farmworkers’ choice in whether or not to join a union and threaten employers’ due process rights – has passed the Assembly and Senate and now heads to the desk of California Governor Gavin Newsom.

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