Labor

California nixes yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson onĀ  Sept. 22 applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for vetoing Assembly Bill 616. The legislation would have allowed yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for u... more »

California labor bills pass; budget boosts wildfire funding

The bill, which provides essential workers access to the state's stockpile of N95 respirators in order to avoid problems like those seen in 2020, now sits on the desk of the governor. more »

4 FAQs about labor in the nut industry

Labor remains a hot issue in agriculture, but the most common questions center on the basics. ... more »

Wildfires, smoke put farm employers on high alert

The smoke from surrounding wildfires is not a welcome element to the hot, dry, dusty areas of California's summer harvest activity, and employers are tasked with protecting their farm employees. more »

GrubMarket acquires Pacific Farm Management to grow ag services

GrubMarket is adding Pacific Farm Management experts in safety compliance, human resources, finances, labor and more. more »

Court: Third parties can’t enter private property without compensating owners

The court struck down the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board rule that gave union organizers the right to physically access farm property to solicit support for unionization. more »

San Diego County providing free COVID-19 vaccines to H-2A workers

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available to farmworkers crossing into California from Tijuana, Mexico, and other vaccine brands by request depending on availability. more »

California initiative led by Western Growers, state ag secretary, eyes workforce

Agtech is here to stay, and California knows that the agriculture labor workforce depends on those who know how to use it. more »

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