Newsom Threatens to Veto Farmworker Union Bill as He Buys $14.5M Vineyard

A march of hundreds of farmworkers spanned 335 miles from Sacramento to demand that Governor Gavin Newsom support legislation to make it easier for farmworkers who wish to vote in union elections by mail. Newsom has threatened veto the bill which would keep farmworkers protected from employer retaliation. Teresa Romero, president and founder of United Farm Workers, explained that Newsom is threatening to veto it. We also speak with Irene de Barraicua, operations director of Líderes Campesinas, who describes the ongoing threats women agricultural workers and others face on the ground, including sexual harrassment, wage theft and exposure to toxic chemicals.

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