It’s bad enough when the federal government forced a man-made drought in order to save a fresh-water sardine, costing farmers and farm workers their livelihoods. However, when the lunatic Left in California’s legislature passed SB104–an Orwellian bill to effectively strip California’s migrant farm workers of their right to a secret-ballot election–it seemed almost a fait accompli that liberal governor Jerry Brown (who granted farm workers the right to unionize in 1975) would sign the bill into law.
On Tuesday night, though, California’s union-backed governor did something highly unusual: He sided with common sense, defying the United Farm Workers, and vetoed SB104.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made it far easier for farmworkers to join labor unions, 36 years after making history in his first term by signing a law giving the low-wage employees the right to organize.
Brown’s veto disappointed and angered dozens of farmworkers who had camped outside his office late into the night Tuesday to try to pressure him into signing the measure. Democratic lawmakers joined supporters in the hallway as they awaited his decision, which came at 11 p.m. in the form of a press release to reporters. The governor refused to come out and talk to the large crowd, despite pleas from Arturo S. Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers union.
Every now and then Lefties do the darnedest thing: They get a momentary bout of sanity. [So what if he hid from his union cronies? At least Brown did what was right.]
Now, if Californians could just wrest control from the rest of the unions plaguing the state, California may just have a fighting chance at surviving.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776