Labor News

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Today in labor history: United Farm Workers launch the lettuce boycott

Forty-five years ago on this date, UFW Organizing Committee leader César Chávez called for a consumer boycott of lettuce.

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Triqui migrants do the work, but want change

"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."

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Call goes out for boycott of Driscoll

A work stoppage began March 17 in the San Quintín Valley, in Baja California, as workers called for a minimum daily wage of 300 pesos, about $20.

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Farmworkers, allies demand Publix sign agreement with Immokalee workers

More than a dozen actions were planned at Publix stores mostly in Florida, along with actions around the country.

The farm workers' Filipino-American champion

It's well past time we celebrated the life of probably the most important of the other leaders who played a major role in winning union rights for farm workers.

 

Farmworkers take plea to government

Carolina farmers perpetrate lousy working conditions in the state's fields, and the state Labor Department looks the other way.

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Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

Filipino American labor marks 45th anniversary of grape strike

The Delano, Calif., grape strike  brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

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Chavez message is still strong

Union organizer Cesar Chavez' birthday, March 31, is celebrated in North Texas as it is across America.