What a difference a generation makes! The union made famous by Cesar Chavez has transformed from an organization guaranteeing the rights of agricultural workers in California, to viciously attacking their freedom to assemble in the way they choose.
The workers argued that the UFW had abandoned them for decades and they had been left to negotiate on their own, which resulted them in receiving better pay and benefits than many UFW-represented workers.
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When the union, beset for years by declining membership, tried to reassert their role, workers held a decertification election to kick the union out. Nearly three years later, those ballots remain uncounted subject to UFW efforts to have the ballots destroyed (they alleged the election had been tainted by employer misbehavior). [Read More…]
It’s not actually about rights for workers. It’s about power and money for the Unions.