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California Senate Republicans call on Governor Newsom to veto Assembly Bill 2183 swiftly. The bill would violate farm workers’ right to a secret vote and open the door for union leaders to intimidate them during union elections. Contrary to legislative Democrats’ rhetoric, this measure is an ANTI-WORKER bill because it makes workers more susceptible to intimidation, coercion and threats of retaliation.
In 2021, Governor Newsom vetoed a similar bill, Assembly Bill 616, citing “various inconsistencies and procedural issues related to the collection and review of ballot cards.”
Below is a passage from the Senate Republican Caucus' veto letter on AB 2183:
... “This measure violates a right to vote in secret, a fundamental tenet of democracy. Under this process, union organizers can approach farmworkers in person and ask them to sign a card representing their vote for the union. Because these representatives will know how the workers voted, the workers would be more susceptible to intimidation, coercion, and threats of retaliation.” ...