SB 126 gives farmworkers greater protections in labor-organizing disputes, partly by allowing the Agricultural Labor Relations Board to certify a labor organization if it finds gross employer misconduct that prevents a fair union election. (Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento)
SB 922 prohibits cities and counties from adopting a blanket ban of project labor agreements - which typically benefit union workers - on construction projects. (Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento)
SB 459 bans employers from "willful misclassification" of workers as independent contractors, setting penalties of up to $15,000 per violation. (Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro)
AB 740 strengthens restrictions on state agencies, forcing them to end business immediately with a private vendor if the State Personnel Board rules that the contract violates state law. (Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, D-Woodland Hills)
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and United Farm Workers union leader Arturo Rodriguez, raise their hands in front of a group of farmworkers and supporters at the Capitol buildings north steps to culminate a march from Madera to Sacramento to help get Gov. Jerry Brown sign the Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act. File photo.