A new California law requiring mediation for farm labor disputes is being challenged by a coalition of farm interests. The coalition claims the law "unfairly singles out the agriculture industry for a labor relations process found nowhere else in the United States" and will allow a state mediator to write labor contracts. Advocates for the new law believe it will lead to benefits for farm laborers that are typical in other workplaces, including better pay and health care.
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the Associated Press, The New York Times, February 24, 2003