WHEREAS, the ten-year struggle of farm workers in California has led to a
major legislative breakthrough that guarantees seasonal and year-round farm
workers an opportunity to vote in a secret ballot election for the union of
their choice, and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act is not holding
elections in California at this item because a minority of legislators allied
with the growers and Teamsters has successfully blocked refunding of the
Agricultural Labor Relations Board; and
WHEREAS, the United Farm Workers have gathered 719,000 signatures on an
initiative petition which will put the Agricultural Labor Relations Act on the
general election ballot in California in November in order to ensure the
continuation and funding of the law;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association in
General Assembly encourages its friends and constituents in California to lend
support to the farm worker initiative which will be voted on by all the people
of California, November 2, 1976; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association calls on
its constituents to support California-type collective bargaining legislation
for farm workers in Florida and other states where the United Farm Workers have
begun an organizing drive and are seeking support for such labor legislation;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association urges all
persons of good will in North America to seek out and purchase United Farm
Worker label grapes and head lettuce to affirm those growers who have bargained
in good faith and as an incentive to growers who are procrastinating in
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