Join PCUN on March 26 to support farmworkers rights!
What: Hearing on anti-farmworker legislation HB 2351
Where: State Capitol in Salem, Hearing Room E
When: Wed, March 26, 8:00 AM
Why: To show the Oregon Farm Bureau that you join with farmworkers in refusing to accept their anti-farmworker legislation.
Background: The Oregon Farm Bureau wrote and introduced HB 2351 on March 17 in yet another attempt to establish a "collective bargaining" law for farmworkers and thus control PCUN's organizing activities. This anti-farmworker bill would severely limit the ability of farmworkers to organize or defend their rights. It includes such provisions as an anti-strike clause, outlaws secondary boycotts, and requires a mandatory waiting period before a union election, which, in agriculture, could mean that the harvest ends before an election is held. It also calls for the election of a "volunteer" Agricultural Labor Relations Board, making what should be a neutral body open to political manipulation.