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Subject:  Re: Good Start! Date:  7/3/2011  1:29 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  12674 of 12896

Gotta give credit where credit's due:

California's Governor Jerry Brown has always been one to surprise. His latest is this week's veto of card-check legislation, which would have allowed agricultural workers to unionize if a simple majority sign an authorization card... the bill would have denied employers the ability to demand a secret ballot election if labor organizers wanted to unionize through card check. This would have made it easier for organizers [translation: thugs] to intimidate workers into joining a union since workers' selections would no longer be concealed.

The UFW has been losing members for years as workers have chosen to decertify the union. For many workers the cost of their dues exceeds the benefits they