Elimination of Arbitration Agreements Bill Sent to Governor

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On Wednesday this week, the California Senate passed AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) to limit the use of Settlement Agreements and Arbitration Agreements for labor and employment claims. Gonzalez-Fletcher is the same legislator who authored paid sick leave time, which has become a disaster within the agricultural industry.

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UFW President to Retire Soon

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Based upon credible, third party information, VCAA has been advised that Arturo Rodriguez, the long-time president of the United Farmworkers of America, AFL-CIO, will soon be retiring at the UFW’s next Annual Convention.

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Soy "milk" may need to find alternative name

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FDA plans to enforce federal standard that defines "milk" as coming from cows

NEW YORK (AP) — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.

The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines “milk” as coming from the “milking of one or more healthy cows.” That would be a change for the agency, which has not aggressively gone after the proliferation of plant-based drinks labeled as “milk.”

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