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Barajas is associate professor of history at California State University Channel Islands. His book, Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961 , will be published by University of Nebraska Press. Fifty
Most of the likely sites are in Kern County, where Chavez had the headquarters of the United Farm Workers. Graceada Park in Modesto, where he held at least one rally, is on a park service list of 62 sites with weaker connections. The agency launched
A dozen farmworkers sat in a circle of plastic chairs in a modest living room, listening as a union organizer talked about a bill she said would allow people to organize without fear, rebuild the union and improve conditions in the fields. The United
45 AM PDT Preservationists interested in saving the West Alisal Street jail in Salinas are hoping a federal study recommends the building where labor leader Cesar Chavez was detained in 1970 becomes part of the national park system.
Calif. (AP) — The United Farm Workers of America is pushing a California bill that union leaders say is needed to counter employer intimidation. The union drew national attention when it inspired a grape boycott in the 1960s and
These arguments have persisted in the face of a dramatic lack of evidence about who farmworkers are and what their jobs are like. Bon Appetit Management Company and the UFW, with support from Oxfam America, are seeking to illuminate the blind spot
Plans to boost the use of renewable energy, make it easier for farmworkers to unionize and give illegal immigrants access to college aid are among the more than 60 bills rejected by Schwarzenegger, a Republican, that could soon go before Brown, a
Nelly Garcia, left, urges on a crowd of peaceful demonstrators marching along North Avenue in honor of Cesar Chavez, the Hispanic farmer and labor leader. About six dozen people participated in the march, which traveled along North from 10th Street
Farm activists are returning from Sacramento after pushing for a new bill to help farm workers join unions without what they say is intimidation. Some Central Coast ag labor contractors, who hire workers, told us today workers don't need a union.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 Beyond Chron As Cesar Chavez is honored this week, his legacy offers a powerful reminder that achieving real change is difficult, and involves more than chanting Yes We Can. Two years after the 2008 election appeared to usher in