The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.
Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable.
Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.
The CIW has "organized communities, stood by tomato workers for more than 20 years, and changed the face of this industry."
Love is a powerful emotion. It's love that drives the Campaign for Fair Food. And so we will never tire of asking Publix to come to the table.
Filipino lettuce cutters and white packing shed workers struck the powerful Salinas Valley, California, growers and shippers, demanding union recognition and improved working conditions.
Zapata headed the land reform struggles of Mexican farmers and was a leader of the Mexican revolution.
And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Earlier this month I marched for three days with Florida's Immokalee farmworkers and their supporters.
The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.