FINALIZE RESULTS OF CONTESTED UNION ELECTION:
Over 14 months, on March 7th, 2006, ago the workers at Artesia Dairy voted to certify the United Farm Workers as their union representative, but the Agricultural Labor Relations Board delayed more than a year in having the vote counted because the company illegally had ineligible people vote in the election to stack the vote against the union. The company had 4 supervisors, the owner's three minor children, his gardener and even his babysitter voting.
The actions of the company have been found to be illegal, but the process is far from over. The ALRB still has to certify this election, and this can take anywhere from a few days to in indefinite time. The United Farm Workers are asking people to email the ALRB demanding that the delay of over a year is enough and that the election be certified immediately. To read more or to join this campaign go to http://www.ufwaction.org/campaign/artesia