Berryhill opposes Ag Board appointee who marched against local farmers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Stanislaus, on Thursday opposed a nomination to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board who previously waged war against a local farm and its 2,000 local farm workers.

Isadore Hall, a former Democratic state senator from Compton, was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to the ALRB, despite having no agriculture experience – a recurring issue with ALRB appointees.

In addition to his lack of agricultural experience, Hall marched with the United Farmworkers Union as they opposed Gerawan Farms and their thousands of workers and has allegedly vowed retaliation against Gerawan.

“His public opposition to my constituents represents the same bias against farmers and farm workers that has been promoted by this Board over the past several years,” Berryhill said. “We cannot continue to have a Board comprised of members who have zero experience with Agriculture and believe their food comes from a grocery store.”