New Laws for Farmworkers

The Untied Farm Workers union (UFW) along with labor community allies worked with Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to author a bill that would strengthen the right’s of the state’s more than 400,000 farmworkers to unionize.

The bill, SB 126, calls for immediate certification of a union if employer election violations could have affected a unionization vote, and a speeded-up process for Agricultural Labor Relations Board certification of elections. This bill also protects workers that were unfairly fired during union election drives. The bill was signed by Governor Brown last year and chaptered into law.