Walters: Unions Hold Special Place In Hearts of CA Dems

In his CALmatters column, Dan Walters questions the tight-knit relationship between labor unions and California legislators. In his look at how friendly the two groups are, Walters refers to two examples, one of which holds local importance. While last w...
Kevin de Léon, left, and Isadore Hall

What de Léon and ALRB’s Hall Said About Gerawan

Documents uncovered by GV Wire show that a controversial labor board member knew about a major Fresno County fruit producer, contradicting his alleged statements that he had no knowledge of the company. Ever since Isadore Hall’s appointment and subsequent c...

Gerawan-UFW Heads to State Supreme Court

In the ongoing saga of a Valley agriculture company and its labor issues, GV Wire updates the latest in the legal battles of Gerawan Farming vs. Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) and the United Farm Wor...

Gerawan Responds to ALRB Spending Story

[from GV Wire: The following is a response sent to GV Wire from lawyers representing Gerawan Farming. They say the amount the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) spends litigating the Gerawan cases is much higher than figures indicated in public records ...

Bias Exists at ALRB Says Insider

Leslie Soule took a gamble that she says eventually forced her from her job as a legal typist with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.  In part one of GV Wire’s report, Soule says after speaking out against...

Whistleblower Says ALRB Forced Her Out of Job

A whistleblower who used to work for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board claims she lost her job, a victim of retaliation. “Because I exercised my first amendment rights, they bullied me out of the ALRB,” Leslie Soule exclusively told GV Wire. Soule w...