A ruling today by California's highest court in a legal battle between the union launched by labor leader Cesar Chavez and one of the nation's largest fruit farms could dramatically reduce the power of organized farm labor in the state.
The California Supreme Court was expected to decide Monday whether a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts is unconstitutional.
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With files from the Associated Press.
Sudhin Thanawala, legal affairs reporter at the Associated Press; he covers federal and state courts; he tweets @SudhinT
Armando Elenes, national vice president of the United Farm Workers
Philip Martin, professor of agricultural and resource economics and farm labor expert at UC Davis