Biden Vs. Newsom

Biden is backing a farmworkers union bill that the Democrat governor hasn't signed, after having already vetoed a similar bill

  • President on Sunday endorsed the California bill to expand union organizing rights for agricultural workers.
  • Bill is supported by labor organizers who are now pressuring Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign the legislation.
  • State lawmakers last week sent bill to Newsom that if signed into law would allow farmworkers to choose whether they want to vote in a union election in person, by mail or by submitting a card to state Agricultural Labor Relations Board office.
  • “In the state with the largest population of farmworkers, the least we owe them is an easier path to make a free and fair choice to organize a union,” Biden said Sunday.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, has asked Newsom to sign the bill.