Secretary of State No.
AGRICULTURAL WORKERS--COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS AND SECONDARY BOYCOTT PROHIBITION--INITIATIVE. Establishes right of agricultural workers to form and join labor organizations and bargain collectively through representatives, or to refrain therefrom. Requires Department of Industrial Relations, upon petition of 30 percent of workers in a proposed bargaining unit, to determine appropriate bargaining unit and conduct secret ballot election to determine which organization, if any, represents workers. Makes interference with workers' rights or failure to bargain collectively in good faith an unfair labor practice. Prohibits secondary boycotts by agricultural labor organization. Provides activities covered by National Labor Relations Act not affected. If the proposed initiative is adopted, undefined additional financing from State sources in the approximate amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Dollars ($234,000) per year for the first two years, and somewhat reduced costs per year thereafter, will be required.
Mr. Lawrence F. Shackleford, Farm Workers Secret Ballot Election Committee 301 Capitol Mall - Suite 401, Sacramento, California
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Agricultural Workers--Collective Bargaining Rights And Secondary Boycott Prohibition California Initiative 59 (1971).