Skip to comments.Brown vetoes card-check legislation for farmworkers
Posted on 06/29/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT by SmithL
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made it far easier for farmworkers to join labor unions, 36 years after making history in his first term by signing a law giving the low-wage employees the right to organize.
Brown's veto disappointed and angered dozens of farmworkers who had camped outside his office late into the night Tuesday to try to pressure him into signing the measure. Democratic lawmakers joined supporters in the hallway as they awaited his decision, which came at 11 p.m. in the form of a press release to reporters. The governor refused to come out and talk to the large crowd, despite pleas from Arturo S. Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers union.
SB104, by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, would have allowed farmworkers to vote for or against unionization by signing a card instead of holding a secret-ballot election - a process called "majority signup election" and also known as "card-check."
Currently, farmworkers can only choose collective bargaining representation through a secret ballot vote,
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Wow. I’m surprised — pleasantly.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
I’m seriouly stunned.
This article makes it sound like having a secret ballot is a bad idea...
This is shocking. Who’d have thought?
Now he’ll vote Rat on the next dozen sh*tty bills...
Nothing about "card check" would've prevented her death, the circumstances of which already violated multiple laws, from her working illegally to the limited access to water in extreme heat.
Are all the brain cells this guy lost in the 70’s regenerating or something?