About Us

Businesses across the nation have been threatened by the re-introduction in Congress of legislation deceptively called the “Employee Free Choice Act.”  If passed, American employees will no longer enjoy their basic, hard-earned democratic right to privately vote on unionization.

Our coalition, Agriculture for a Democratic Workplace (ADW), started with several California associations that helped twice defeat similar state legislation.  This legislation was designed to amend the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act to substitute a card-check scheme (signing a card in front of union representatives in lieu of a private vote) for secret ballot elections.  The proposed “card-check” system makes an individual worker’s vote public to his employer, the union organizers and his co-workers.

Together, along with national partners like Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, ADW is letting our nation’s leaders know that agricultural workers, employers, associations and organizations are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised secret ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union.

We will continuously communicate our message that agriculture is opposed to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act because we believe that the only way to guarantee worker freedom from coercion and intimidation is to protect the secret ballot.

Thank you for your support.

Agriculture for a Democratic Workplace

Coalition Members

Agri-Business Council of Arizona, Inc.
Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference American Trucking Association
Agricultural Council of California
Agricultural Retailers Association
Alliance of Western Milk Producers
Allied Grape Growers
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Feed Industry Association
American Frozen Food Institute
American Mushroom Institute
American Nursery and Landscape Association
Arizona Cattle Feeders' Association
Arizona Nursery Association
California Association of Winegrape Growers
California Canning Peach Association
California Citrus Mutual
California Dairies, Inc.
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Grain & Feed Association
California Grape & Tree Fruit League
California Association of Nurseries & Garden Centers
California Poultry Federation
California Women for Agriculture
Family Winemakers of California
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
Grower-Shipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association
Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
National Chicken Council
National Council of Agricultural Employers
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Milk Producers Federation
National Onion Association
National Potato Council
National Renderers Association
National Turkey Federation
Northwest Horticultural Council
Oregon Cattlemen's Association
Produce Marketing Association
Raisin Bargaining Association
Society of American Florists
Texas Produce Association
United Fresh Produce Association
U.S. Apple Association
Ventura County Agricultural Association
Virginia Poultry Federation
Washington Growers League
Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association
Western Growers
Western United Dairymen
Wine Institute
Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association