CRLA Makes it Possible for Farmworkers to Return to Work

Last week before Thanksgiving more than 50 farmworkers were fired at H & R Gunlund Ranches, grape growers in Caruthers, CA. This was after they had raised concerns about their decrease in pay from $0.26 to $0.20 per vine they pruned and tied. For some of the workers the piece rate amounted to less than $2.00 per hour--far below the minimum wage of $8.00.

CRLA has since represented these farmworkers and immediately filed a complaint on their behalf with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board for unfair labor practices. Gunlund Ranches has now allowed the workers to return to work today and has promised to pay them higher wages than before the firing.

Learn more about this victory through this ABC News Coverage.

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