We covered this story when it happened a half decade ago. The pro-labor politicians didn’t want the vote to be recognized and they certainly didn’t want it known how soundly the union was rejected by workers.
3% of worker pay was taken by the union in this situation. Much of that money likely found its way to the labor friendly pols who refused to accept the rejection vote. It’s the crony labor loop.
(From The Washington Free Beacon)
The extent of the union’s defeat, however, was not known until Tuesday when the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) finally released the results. The ballots cast showed that 1,098 employees voted to leave the union, while only 197 voted to stay—a margin in excess of the 640 ballots the union sought to disqualify, which played a major role in the ALRB decision not to tally the vote.