More than 200 Central Coast farm workers receive checks in $30,000 unfair labor settlement

24 February 2021

More than 200 farmworkers received a piece of an informal settlement from Rancho Laguna Farms LLC on Sunday after an unfair labor practice charge.

The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) announced Saturday that 212 farmworkers would receive checks from the nearly $30,000 settlement.

ALRB representatives distributed the checks of varying amounts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Central Coast United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) Office at 120 E. Jones St., Santa Maria.

The pact stems from an unfair labor practice charge filed May 4 by CAUSE on behalf of workers at Rancho Laguna.

The charge alleged that Rancho Laguna unlawfully fired workers after they engaged in a work stoppage seeking to increase their wages, according to the ALRB.

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