United Farm Workers

CA Supreme Court rules in favor of farmworker union

Nov 27, 2017
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In a win for farm worker unions, the California Supreme Court Monday upheld a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts. 

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Farmworkers and activists plan to gather Friday at noon in Salinas; they are rallying to publicly call on Governor Brown to ban a pesticide called chlorpyrifos.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was scheduled to announced on March 31 the equivalent of a total ban on the pesticide because a court and EPA scientists had found it unsafe. But under the Trump administration, the EPA reversed its ban decision on Wednesday.