Melinda Henneberger: Gov. Newsom’s choice: Back California farm workers or help the rich. Why is this so hard?

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The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Once again, farm workers are marching the 335 miles from Delano to Sacramento in triple-digit heat, this time hoping to get California Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill that would make it easier for migrant workers to vote to unionize. That they even have to make this pilgrimage, in 2022 and in a Democratic stronghold, for rights that other workers have had for years, is not just wrong but embarrassing. Yet last year, Newsom vetoed a similar bill on account of its “various inconsistencies.” In one of the spiciest columns I’ve ever read anywhere, The Bee’s Marcos Bretón resp…

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