June 12, 1998 |
A big Watsonville strawberry grower and shipper has whipped up a ruckus among pickers by expressing his sentiments about unions. But it's not what you might think. David Gladstone, chairman and owner of Coastal Berry Co., sent letters to employees in April indicating his support for the United Farm Workers. "I believe that we can strengthen [our] special relationship if the workers are represented by a labor union," he wrote. "Of course, only you can make that decision."