Five Years Later, Gerawan Workers May Finally Have Votes Counted In Disputed Election

After five years of waiting, workers who voted to get rid of the United Farm Workers union from Gerawan Farming may finally find out the results of their disputed election.

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request from the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board to review a lower court’s ruling that found fault with the ALRB’s decision to impound the ballots. The election took place in 2013 and the results have been mired in legal challenges and charges of unfair labor practices.

Dan Gerawan, co-owner of the family run company that’s one of the largest tree fruit farmers in Fresno County, praised the decision.

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