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Union ‘Card-Check’ Bill for Farmworkers Could Put Brown in Tough Spot

After an Assembly vote earlier this week, both houses of the Legislature have now passed a bill that would allow agricultural workers to unionize if a majority of them sign cards attesting to their desire to do so. The California Chamber of Commerce has labeled the bill a “job-killer,” and is joined by all the state’s major employer groups, including the California Farm Bureau Federation. Read More. (Ventura County Star 05/19/11)

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Brown Paddles His Canoe on Left, Then Right

Brown also rejected one of the year’s highest profile measures, which would have prohibited employers from requiring arbitration agreements and thus made it easier for workers to sue their bosses….

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