June 28, 2011
Emotions run high as Jerry Brown vetoes farmworker bill
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation tonight that would have let farmworkers unionize more easily, despite intense pressure from fellow Democrats and labor allies who considered Brown their best chance in years to pass the bill.
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Brown vetoes card-check legislation for farmworkers
Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June 29, 2011 04:00 AM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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César Chávez Backed Secret Union Votes
MAY 23, 2011
By DAVE ROBERTS
In 1976, Chávez placed Proposition 14 on the California ballot. Its goal was to ensure that farm workers would have secret ballots when deciding whether they wanted to be represented by a union. A UFW flier explained why it’s so important for farm workers to be allowed to vote in secrecy: read more at