SB 1474 - An Act to Amend Section 1156.3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.

Labor representatives: elections. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law prohibits employers from engaging in unfair labor practices, including interfering in the election by agricultural employees of labor representatives to engage in collective bargaining for the designated bargaining units. Existing law provides for a secret ballot election for employees in agricultural bargaining units, as defined, to select labor organizations to represent them for… More
Existing law prohibits employers from engaging in unfair labor practices, including interfering in the election by agricultural employees of labor representatives to engage in collective bargaining for the designated bargaining units. Existing law provides for a secret ballot election for employees in agricultural bargaining units, as defined, to select labor organizations to represent them for collective bargaining purposes.

This bill would authorize the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, under specified circumstances, to set aside an election where there has been misconduct by the employer affecting the outcome of the election and to certify a labor organization as the exclusive bargaining representative for a bargaining unit if the organization had previously presented the board with authorization cards signed by more than 50% of the employees in that bargaining unit. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 19, 2010.

voted YES: 23 voted NO: 11
4 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 1156.3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.

SB 1474 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law prohibits employers from engaging in unfair labor practices, including interfering in the election by agricultural employees of labor representatives to engage in collective bargaining for the designated bargaining units. Existing law provides for a secret ballot election for employees in agricultural bargaining units, as defined, to select labor organizations to represent them for collective bargaining purposes.

This bill would authorize the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, under specified circumstances, to set aside an election where there has been misconduct by the employer affecting the outcome of the election and to certify a labor organization as the exclusive bargaining representative for a bargaining unit if the organization had previously presented the board with authorization cards signed by more than 50% of the employees in that bargaining unit.
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 1156.3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.
Author(s)
Darrell Steinberg, Rod Wright
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Labor representatives: elections
Major Actions
Introduced2/19/2010
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations4/19/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/03/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/27/2010
Passed Senate6/02/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment6/23/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/04/2010
Passed Assembly8/12/2010
Passed Assembly8/16/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations8/18/2010
Passed Senate8/19/2010
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/02/2010
Vetoed by Governor9/30/2010
Vetoed by Governor9/30/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/19/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
4 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.5/03/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/27/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1474 Steinberg6/02/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
22 voted YES 11 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Labor and EmploymentDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/23/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment
4 voted YES 1 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/04/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 1474 Steinberg Senate Third Reading Amend By SOLORIO Set #18/12/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
53 voted YES 23 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 1474 Steinberg Senate Third Reading8/16/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
45 voted YES 27 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsFrom committee: That the Assembly Amendments be concurred in.8/18/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
4 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB1474 Steinberg8/19/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
23 voted YES 11 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/19/2010
2/19/2010Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/20/2010From print. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
3/11/2010To Com. on L. & I.R.
3/19/2010Set for hearing April 14.
4/14/2010Set, first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.
4/16/2010Set for hearing April 19.
select this voteVote4/19/2010Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/20/2010From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2. Page 3306.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
4/22/2010Set for hearing May 3.
select this voteVote5/03/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
5/03/2010Placed on APPR suspense file.
5/21/2010Set for hearing May 27. (Suspense - for vote only.)
select this voteVote5/27/2010Do pass.
5/27/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 3. Page 3676.)
5/28/2010Read second time. To third reading.
6/02/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 22. Noes 11. Page 3739.) To Assembly.
6/02/2010In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/02/2010Senate 3rd Reading SB1474 Steinberg
6/10/2010To Com. on L. & E.
select this voteVote6/23/2010Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
6/24/2010From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Heard in committee on June 23.)
8/02/2010From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/04/2010Do pass as amended.
8/04/2010From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (Heard in committee on August 4.)
8/05/2010Read second time. Amended. Placed on third reading. (Ayes 43. Noes 24. Page 6053.)
8/12/2010Read third time. Amended. (Ayes 53. Noes 23. Page 6170.) To third reading.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/12/2010SB 1474 Steinberg Senate Third Reading Amend By SOLORIO Set #1
8/16/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 45. Noes 27. Page 6245.) To Senate.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/16/2010SB 1474 Steinberg Senate Third Reading
8/17/2010In Senate. To unfinished business.
select this voteVote8/18/2010From committee: That the Assembly Amendments be concurred in.
8/18/2010Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on L. & I.R. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 4565.) Re-referred to Com. on L. & I.R. From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 4. Noes 2. Page 4614.)
8/19/2010Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 23. Noes 11. Page 4675.) To enrollment.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/19/2010Unfinished Business SB1474 Steinberg
9/02/2010Enrolled. To Governor at 5 p.m.
Vetoed9/30/2010Vetoed by Governor.
9/30/2010In Senate. To unfinished business. (Veto)
11/30/2010Died on file.

Total contributions given to Senators from Florists & nursery services, which…

opposed this bill

Florists & nursery services$22,390
$22,390

10 Organizations Supported and 42 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Amend Section 1156.3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.: Unfinished Business SB1474 Steinberg

10 organizations supported this bill

Association of California State Supervisors
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Labor Federation
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California State Employees Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California State Employees Association Retirees, Inc.
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California State University Employees Union
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
National Nurses United
Senate Rules Committee (n.d.). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
United Farm Workers
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
United Nurses Associations of California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.

42 organizations opposed this bill

Agricultural Council of California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Alliance of Western Milk Producers
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Associated Builders & Contractors
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Associated General Contractors of America
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Aftermarket Industry Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Association of Wheat Growers
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Automotive Wholesalers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Bean Shippers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Business Properties Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Chamber of Commerce
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Citrus Mutual
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Department of Finance
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Farm Bureau Federation
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Framing Contractors Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Grain & Feed Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Grape & Tree Fruit League
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Grocers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Hospital Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Hotel & Lodging Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Independent Grocers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Pear Growers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Retailers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Seed Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California State Floral Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Warehouse Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
California Women for Agriculture
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Family Winemakers of California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Grower-Shipper Vegetable Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
National Federation of Independent Business
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
National Restaurant Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Nisei Farmers League
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Pacific Coast Renderers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Pacific Egg & Poultry Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Ventura County Agricultural Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Western Electrical Contractors Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Western Growers
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.
Western United Dairymen
Senate Rules Committee (2010, May 27). CA Senate Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from Leg. Info.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Florists & nursery services interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Votesort icon
Bob DuttonRCA-31$0$0No
Bob HuffRCA-29$0$0No
Dave CogdillRCA-14$0$2,500No
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$0$0No
George RunnerRCA-17$0$0No
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$0$6,600No
Mark WylandRCA-38$0$1,040No
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$0No
Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0No
Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$4,400No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$0$0Not Voting
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$0$0Not Voting
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$0$0Not Voting
Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$0Not Voting
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0Yes
Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$0$0Yes
Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$0$0Yes
Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$0Yes
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0Yes
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$4,600Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$0$0Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$0$0Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$1,000Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$0$0Yes
Joe SimitianDCA-11$0$0Yes
Leland YeeDCA-8$0$2,250Yes
Lois WolkDCA-5$0$0Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$0$0Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0Yes
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$0$0Yes
Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
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Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$33,500No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$57,876$12,000Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$37,600$163,163Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$53,700$29,234Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$4,850$176,796No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$77,950$36,331Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$54,600$174,315Yes
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$139,590$40,150Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$2,000$328,792No
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$6,600$101,219No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$12,650$85,755Not Voting
Dean FlorezDCA-16$2,000$11,400Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$112,850$9,717Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$10,400$122,978No
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$0$13,500No
Bob HuffRCA-29$5,600$113,080No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$85,000$22,300Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$133,750$29,300Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$40,200$21,400Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$54,650$30,500Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$56,000$144,837Yes
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$31,500$10,250Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$65,750$181,464Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$58,800$7,775Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$73,000$59,883Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$15,600$3,750Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$6,900$115,348No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$69,300$26,700Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$119,781$158,417Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$10,100$278,292No
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$5,600$145,600Not Voting
Pat WigginsDCA-2$33,750$21,452Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$125,953$56,800Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$41,100$120,083Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$1,000$54,390No
Leland YeeDCA-8$90,995$151,262Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
State & local government employee unions$930,715
Health worker unions$360,631
Other unions$248,850
Labor unions$112,100
Health & welfare policy$44,699
Agricultural labor unions$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Builders associations$467,636
Restaurants & drinking establishments$289,913
Hospitals$282,350
Building operators & managers$281,196
Auto dealers, new & used$215,750
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$215,680
Food stores$161,600
Dairy farmers & wholesale and retail milk, cheese and ice cream dealers$140,635
Farmers, in general$123,964
Manufacturing$123,531
Vegetables, fruits & tree nuts$114,650
Chambers of commerce$99,055
Food & beverage products and services$86,565
Poultry & eggs$77,545
Hotels & motels$71,828
Other commodities (including rice, peanuts, honey)$66,663
Special trade contractors$53,380
Farm organizations & cooperatives$47,900
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$34,680
Retail trade$30,327
Florists & nursery services$22,390
Agricultural services & related industries$19,800
Electrical contractors$18,340
Feedlots & related livestock services$18,204
Small business organizations$14,000
Warehousing$6,500
Auto repair$4,050
Miscellaneous agriculture$3,000
Meat processing & products$500
Public official (elected or appointed)$100
Wheat, corn, soybeans & cash grain$0
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