September 19, 2014
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking a former GOP lawmaker off a state board that oversees farmworker relations a month after he appointed her to the position.
Schwarzenegger said Friday he was moving Assemblywoman Sharon Runner from the Agricultural Labor Relations Board to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Labor advocates were upset when Schwarzenegger appointed Runner to the agriculture panel. The United Farm Workers union had lobbied legislators to reject the nomination after Runner had opposed the extension of more health protections to farmworkers.
The insurance board is considered a soft landing spot for termed-out lawmakers.
Both jobs pay $128,109 a year and require approval from the state Senate.
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