Marcos Bretón: Why would Newsom veto a popular bill to help farm workers organize? His business interests

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The Sacramento Bee

It shouldn’t have been surprising because Gov. Gavin Newsom’s elitist attitude toward Mexican farm workers is emblematic of his privileged class. But unless one understands the nature of wealthy entitlement in California, it probably seemed surprising that Newsom vetoed a bill that would have enhanced organizing rights for farm workers by allowing them to do what other union workers do — vote by mail in union elections. The veto was particularly vile because it came on Sept. 23, the first day of a planned march by members of the United Farm Workers from Tulare County to Sacramento. The march w…

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