Support Farm Workers

Title

Support Farm Workers

Subject

United Farm Workers

Description

The United Farm Workers of America was founded in 1962 following the merger between Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and Cesar Chavez’s National Farm Workers Association. The new union was led by Chavez and Delores Huerta. In general, the UFWA sought to raise awareness of migrant workers’ rights and utilized nonviolent strategies such as collective bargaining, strikes, and boycotts, to secure and protect farm-workers labor rights, work hours, wages and access to health care. During the late-1960s and mid-1970s, the UFWA initiated well-known boycotts against table grapes and lettuce to protest what they viewed as unfair labor contracts and unacceptable working conditions.

Creator

United Farm Workers of America

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. mid-1960s

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

United Farm Workers of America, “Support Farm Workers,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 16, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/227.

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