The United Farm Workers union once struck fear in the hearts of growers. Its grape boycott was legion, and its moves to lettuce and other crops were very aggressive.
It is no secret that the UFW is a pale shadow of its former self.
With the news that members of the UFW have voted overwhelmingly to decertify their old union at Excelsior Farming in Hanford, California, the number of California farm workers represented by the union falls to what, most likely, is less than 1% of the 450,000 estimated field workers in California.
How the mighty have fallen.