In a surprising move, the ALRB today at 11:10 a.m. via fax vacated the regional director’s decision to dismiss the farmworkers’ decertification petition to hold an election.  This newest action prompts an election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, to determine whether the United Farm Workers union will represent the farmworkers at Gerawan Farming, Inc.

“This has been an emotional rollercoaster for Silvia Lopez and her colleagues,” said Paul Bauer, attorney representing Lopez. “She is thrilled to finally have the right to vote on representation, and we must continue to ensure the integrity of the election process is maintained.”