Central Valley, Politics

Central Valley Walk for Union Rights: UFW plans Madera County to State Capital march — Stockton stop estimated on August 29th and 30th.


California — during the late hours of June 28, 2011 Governor Brown vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for farm workers to join a union. “I am not yet convinced that the far-reaching proposals of this bill – which alter in a significant way the guiding assumptions of the ALRA [Agricultural Labor Relations Board] – are justified,” Governor Brown wrote in his veto statement of SB 104 — Labor representatives: elections.

Two months later, the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) continues to pursue the Governor in hopes he will sign a law for, “Fair Treatment for Farm Workers.” “We want farm workers to have the opportunity to improve their lives, stop the pressure and harassment and get the respect they deserve,” wrote Armando Elenes, UFW, National Vice President in a letter to the community.

While a vehicle —a bill number— has not yet been re-assigned to move the UFW’s legislative request; organizers are mobilizing the central valley to participate in a peaceful march. The over 175 miles march will start in Madera County with a culminating point at the State Capital, “we are inviting farm workers, elected officials and community members to join us for this historic march,” petitioned Elenes.

For more information on how you can participate in the full march or during the Stockton/San Joaquin, activities projected during August 29th and 30th; you may contact local organizer Maria Barajas at (661) 731-9151.

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