AGRICULTURAL LABOR RELATIONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Repeals Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975; reenacts as Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1976. Makes technical amendments to maintain status quo under 1975 Act, except requires new appointments to Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Additional amendments require: access for union organizers to property of employers for certain periods; minimum of 50% of employees to petition for decertification of union; Legislature to provide appropriations necessary to carry out the Act; Board to provide employer-supplied lists of agricultural employees to persons involved in elections. Permits Board to award treble damages for unfair labor practices. Financial impact: Proposition would result in minor, if any, increased costs to the state.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2915981; A: 37.8; N: 4791966; B: 62.2
Cesar Chavez, President, United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO; Mervyn Dymally, Lieutenant Governor of California; Richard Alatorre, Member of the Assembly, 55th District; Coauthor, Agricultural Labor Relations Act
Kenneth L. Maddy, Republican Member of the Assembly, 30th District; John Garamendi, Democrat Member of the Assembly, 7th District; Harry Kubo, President, Nisei Farmers League
Rebuttal Against Author
Cesar Chavez, President, United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO; Mervin Dymally, Lieutenant Governor of California; Richard Alatorre, Member of the Assembly, 55th District; Co-Author, Agricultural Labor Relations Act
Agricultural Labor Relations - Initiative Statute California Proposition 14 (1976).