More than 200 workers signed a statement sent to the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board saying they were neither bribed nor coerced into voting against representation by the United Farm Workers.
"Our search is for the truth," Blanco said. "But a charge alleging that an employer is basically violating our election process by trying to intimidate workers to get them to reneg on their support is a very serious charge. We have to proceed to investigate it in a fair and neutral fashion."
The labor board is "100 percent" on the union's side, said Ramirez, the rest of the workers nodding in agreement.
"At lunch, after work, they'd go to everybody's house, six or seven times, even after you tell them no, they keep going and going," truck driver Oscar Rangel said.
"All of us want to get paid for our work," mechanic Carlos Ramirez said. "We don't want to pay other people not doing our work."
prove union misconduct than employer tampering.
of unfair labor practices by management during a recent election.
The workers also said they were tired of union organizing tactics that they alleged included false promises, intimidation of opponents and constant badgering.
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In the challenge filed in September, the union alleges workers were threatened with termination and offered bonuses to vote against representation. The union filed an unfair labor practice charge Monday, alleging management again coerced workers, this time into signing the statement.
Ramirez alleges the union tried to intimidate and provoke him in a charge he filed against the union on Sept. 25. But he's not at all confident the Agricultural Labor Relations Board will act on his allegations.
The lead up to the election was stressful, workers said, and the tension hasn't gone away. Union supporters continue to harass and insult them, they said. A strawberry picker said she's been called a prostitute and other hurtful names. They said they don't know where to turn. They said if managers step in, they run the risk of an unfair labor practice charge.
Bitterness continues after UFW's loss at Corralitos Farms
"We just want it to be over," said Brenda Martinez, a quality control worker.
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Eduardo Blanco, acting regional director of the Salinas office of the state labor board, said the agency is neutral. Neither side is permitted to use duress to affect the vote, he said.
The investigation into Ramirez's charge is under way, Blanco said, adding "it will be investigated as expeditiously and as fairly as we do any other charge filed."
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the Sentinel on Wednesday said they came to their own conclusions after listening to union organizers. They voted no, they said, because they didn't believe the UFW could get them a better deal than they had and they saw no reason to fork over a portion of their wages to the union in the form of dues.
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