Help make it happen!
Workers from San Joaquin Tomato Growers, Inc , located near Madera CA, chose to be represented by the United Farm Workers back in 1989, but this company has used almost every means possible to delay and obstruct the process of obtaining a union contract for their workers. And up until now they have succeeded. For 23 years or 8,289 days since the election! Unbelievable, right?
Help change this. Today, Friday, April 20, legal briefs are due regarding how much money San Joaquin Tomato must pay these hundreds of workers since it refused to negotiate in good faith for a union contract. Under the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board's "make whole" remedy, growers like San Joaquin Tomato Growers, who broke the law, can be ordered to pay their workers the difference between what they did earn and what they could have received under a UFW contract.
The ALRB has the ability to issue a decision on the "make whole" remedy for these workers anytime after today. Tomato workers will be holding a vigil in front of the ALRB's office starting on Monday, April 23 - the 19th anniversary of Cesar Chavez' death - through Thursday April 27. If you are going to be in the area, click here for details.
Join the workers in urging the ALRB to take immediate action to finally get these workers their lost wages by e-mailing the ALRB TODAY. Workers have waited long enough!