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  • Chamber Joins Coalition Requesting Governor’s Veto On AB 616

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to respectfully REQUEST your VETO AB 616 (Stone), which has been labeled as a JOB KILLER. This bill seeks to eliminate an agricultural employee’s democratic right to cast an independent vote in a secret ballot election regarding whether to unionize, making them susceptible to coercion and misinformation. The bill also creates an unfair retaliation presumption against employers and imposes an unrealistic bond requirement on employers pursuing their legal right to appeal an order by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (“ALRB”).

    The letter written in opposition of AB 616 can be found here