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United Farm Workers

The United Farm Workers of America (UFWA) (Spanish: ') is a labor union created from the merging of two groups, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) led by Filipino organizer Larry Itliong, and the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) led by César Chávez.

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Press conference this morning with the United Farm Workers and Rep. Luis Gutierrez. We need a pathway to...
César Chávez, founder of the United Farm Workers union & leader in the struggle for laborers’ rights, died 24 years ago toda…
What did you do to save those 2,000 grape workers' jobs, William B. Gould?
are you forgetting "si se puede" by Cesar Chavez and United Farm Workers 20 years prior?
Don't forget to Give to United Farm Workers today.
United Farm Workers | Farm workers need you this AND on every day that you eat
Dolores Huerta of United Farm Workers speaks about direct action
I added a video to a playlist United Farm Workers celebrates 50th anniversary
Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers fought the Program, believing it harmed domestic farm workers and…
Trump: We don’t make the windmills in the United States. . Wrong! >21,000 US workers make a majority of US wind far…
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The United Farm Workers struggled to gain their wages increase. Their effort should no be undermined by cheap...
United Migrant Opportunity Services is expanding its services to farm workers and their dependents.
Important discussion today with Arturo Rodriguez of United Farm Workers on protecting children, minorities & immigrants’…
I got contacted to volunteer for the United Farm Workers Foundation. 🙌
"Drink Gallo Wine...Drink the blood of the farmworkers" (1974) // (United Farm Workers?)
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first day at United Farm Workers. Got a good computer, staff is bright and helpful.
How about you Google how Filipino workers helped Cesar Chavez in the United Farm Workers Movement? That's just one example.
United States farmers say crops are dying, unharvested in paddocks because of a lack of farm workers via
Crops dying in United States paddocks as farmers struggle to recruit workers: United States farmers, like their…
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United Farm Workers | Pledge to support the new bill for fair overtime for CA’s farm workers
Barrios that they were only allowed to live in. Cesar Chavez used United Farm Workers
Senator backs just weeks after he says "goal" should be $10 wage for farmworkers.
United Farm Workers co-founder Huerta vs Sarandon, only one clearly has the authority to speak on unions 👀
The campaign announces a new endorsement from United Farm Workers co-founder
was copied from by the United Farm Workers union, coined by Dolores Huerta.
Tune in at 11pm for coverage of the United Farm Workers of America 20th Constitutional Convention.
Important Read --> "and the 1968 Fast: . A Turning Point for the United Farm Workers" . by Linda Baughn .
Dolores Huerta, along with Cesar Chavez, founded the United Farm Workers union in 1962
the Filipino community had in the United Farm Workers movement and organized labor as a whole. (2/3)
Come see my graduate student Neama Alamri present this morning at 10 on Arabs in the United Farm Workers.
before Gov. Brown: up to $3 million in public $ annually to United Farm Workers healthcare plan through 2020.
Please take action now!. United Farm Workers | Tell your Senator: Stop the DARK Act
Join the Asian Culture Center, La Casa and Latino Studies as they celebrate United Farm Workers at 7pm at La Casa!
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Read about Rojas: Ag workers voted to decertify United Farm Workers, but NLRB wouldn't count ballots!
She should be as well known as Caesar Chavez. Together they built the United Farm Workers.
Dolores Huerta labor leader and civil rights activist, she is perhaps best known for her work with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers
United Farm Workers | On Feb. 10th stand with Gerawan workers as L.A. school board votes on a resolution of support
"Nancy Pelosi received the 2002 Cesar Chavez Award from the United Farm Workers, yet..
Big thanks to Eddie from United Farm Workers for giving the Common Vision crew a history of UFW and some...
Justice immersion event in Florida advocates for rights of farm workers - United Church of Christ
Today in labor history, December 4, 1970 Following an injunction against the United Farm Workers Organizing,,,
It is about thousands of workers for a local farming outfit that voted to decertify the United Farm Workers as their union.
Let's keep in mind that farm workers in the U.S. are also being exploited
.series on farm workers in Mexico is important but exploitation of farm workers also happens here at home
At 40 Acres, historic site of the United Farm Workers and where Cesar Chavez did his first fast,…
The campus community and the public are invited to a free screening of the feature film "César Chavez" on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m., at Cal State San Bernardino. Sponsored by CSUSB's John M. Pfau Library, the event is free and will be held in room 5005 of the library. Parking is complimentary by stopping at the parking kiosk on University Parkway. The movie, which stars Michael Peña, John Malkovich, Michael Cudlitz and America Ferreira, chronicles the life of Chavez, the civil rights activist who led the battle against injustice to migrant grape workers and co-founded the United Farm Workers. Directed by Diego Luna, the film follows Chávez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California who toiled in poor working conditions, and who suffered from racism and brutality at the hands of their employers. A discussion session after the film will be led by the grandson of the late César Chavez, Andres P. Chavez, who was raised in the tradition of the farm worker movement. As a young child, the ...
Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers w/Cesar Chavez. Come hear from her on Thurs
"Pray for the dead, and fight like *** for the living!" -Mother Jones Today's Labor History: -IWW Free Speech Fights in Missoula, MT- Sept 30: Knights of Labor win on Wabash Railroad. -1885 A total of 29 strike leaders are charged with treason - plotting "to incite insurrection, rebellion and war against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" - for daring to strike the Carnegie Steel Co. in Homestead, Pa. Jurors refuse to convict them -1892 Seventy-year-old Mother Jones organizes the wives of striking miners in Arnot, Pa., to descend on the mine with brooms, mops and clanging pots and pans. They frighten away the mules and their scab drivers. The miners eventually won their strike -1899 The “Industrial Worker,” newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), issued its first call for all Wobblies to hop the freights for Missoula, to join in the free speech fight taking place there. From 1907-1917 the IWW carried out more than 30 Free Speech fights across the US to demand the right to free speech .. ...
Today in History, September 30: 489 – Battle of Verona: The Ostrogoths under king Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time at Verona (Northern Italy). 1541 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance. 1791 – The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as "incorruptible patriots". 1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. 1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. 1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season. 1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated. 1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "inten ...
Today in history On Sept. 30, 1777, America's Continental Congress fled to York, Pa., as British forces advanced on New York City. In 1809, in the Treaty of Fort Wayne, American Gen. Benjamin Harrison made a deal for 3 million acres of the Indiana Territory. In 1841, Samuel Slocum patented the stapler. In 1862, during the American Civil War, the Battle of Newtonia occurred at Newton County, Mo. In 1898, the City of New York was officially established. In 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1944, during World War II, Calais, France, was occupied by the Allied forces. In 1946, twenty-two former Nazi officers were found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg. In 1949, the Allied forces' Berlin Airlift came to an end. In 1950, "The Grand Ole Opry" was first televised. In 1954, "USS Nautilus," the first nuclear-powered submarine, was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. In 1955, American actor James Dean, the star of "Rebel Without A Cause," was involved in a automobile collisio ...
Today in 1962 Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and others established the United Farm Workers.
On this day in 1962, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, along with many others, established the United Farm Workers.
Let's get your brains thinking- What is the name of the Mexican-American who founded the United Farm Workers in 1962?
in 1962, Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers. Learn more about Chavez’s work with our film kit:.
in 1962, The National Farm Workers Association, founded by Cesar Chavez, a forerunner of the United Farm Workers, held its 1st meeting.
like that figure at the bottom. Looks like the "united farm workers" logo.
Video on and his work with the United Farm Workers
Gerawan Farming in Fresno fires back again against Berkeley City Council resolutions backed by United Farm Workers.
Sometime during a break in class check out this part of the Facing Freedom exhibit
39 Days left!!! We begin and end every day with the United Farm Workers Clap!!!
My united farm workers badge serves as a sign of my commitment to Chican@ studies and Chicana feminst thought
United Farm Workers | Gerawan foreman ordered applicator to lie after workers get sick
Lauren Araiza (To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers) interviewed:
United Farm Workers | Injured cows, injured workers. This has to stop.
Chicago! Head to the free screening at Sulzer Library
If you're in Chicago, go see the free screening of The Delano Manongs at Sulzer Library
Her name is She was a force during the United Farm Workers Strike in the 1960s with Cesar Chavez
In 1973, At the first United Farm Workers' convention in California, a constitution is adopted, and Cesar Chavez is elected president.
Next week! Film about Filipino labor leaders in at w/h…
The Delano Manongs is the story of Filipinos in the United Farm Workers movement. Worth a look-see!
United Farm Workers | Tell your store manager you don't want milk from these cows
United Farm Workers | Is it now Prima workers vs the Koch Brothers?
Can't believe Philippine weekend has a showing for the United farm workers, should've worn my phhs tribe tank😒 ***
In 73', the United Farm Workers set up a "wet line" along the U.S. Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the illegally.
Farmworkers need better protection against the UFW liars.
UFW staging rallies with fake Prima workers.
UFW stages rally with FAKE Prima workers.
United Farm Workers corruption at ALRB going to court.
United Farm Workers | Workers are fed up with Fred Meyer's bull
Dolores Juerta."We're not taught to honor people" .United farm workers .Let's fix that!
Arturo: APOLOGIZE for assault of a female farmworker & lying about fake protests.
UFW continues to LIE about rallies & Bargaining. htt…
Help the REAL Prima workers - not the UFW fakes. Count the Farmworker Votes!
Is there anyone willing to help Farmworkers?
READ THIS Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm...
UFW continues to LIE about rallies & Bargaining.
❓I often wonder if people read my bio before they follow. United farm workers, really??? go figure❓
Who was the Calif. woman who founded the United Farm Workers? HINT: 1962. Pandora knows.
Bakersfield Californian: Americans who paved way for United Farm Workers honored.
As many as 1,000 people are gathering to honor the Manongs—heroic Filipino farm workers who began the famed 1965 Delano Grape Strike—during the 40th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Paulo Agbayani Retirement Village where many of them lived their later years on Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm worker movement’s Forty Acres complex just west of Delano. Some original 1965 grape strikers and Manong family members will attend. The Cesar Chavez Foundation and the United Farm Workers of America are organizing the observances.   Many of the Manongs, elderly and without decent housing after the Delano strike was won in 1970, lived the end of their lives in comfort and dignity at the Agbayani Village once it opened in 1974. California’s racist anti-miscegenation laws forbade these Filipino immigrants from marrying outside their race and few Filipino women came. Also recognized on Saturday will be many men and women who selflessly volunteered ...
The cottage industry of those who love to critique ''Cesar Chavez,'' the movie, does not represent those who had firsthand knowledge of the United Farm Workers.
While state officials investigate charges that Gerawan Farming Inc. – owners of “Prima” brand fruit - refused to rehire veteran employees because of their support for the United Farm Workers, 10 workers will visit corporate headquarters in Kerman on today to demand that they be rehired, joined by dozens of their coworkers. The Agricultural Labor Relations Board got Gerawan to rehire 12 other workers, but instead of returning them to their original crews, the rehired employees were isolated into other crews, which workers say is a violation of the law. Prima refused to recall pro-union workers, including UFW leaders among the work force, beginning during last fall’s pruning season. The ALRB is investigating formal charges filed by the UFW over Prima’s alleged illegal retaliation against the workers because of their union support. The normal practice is for employees to be recalled to their jobs in the pruning in October or November. The UFW sent a list of eligible workers to Prima management, ask ...
Did you know Filipino farmworkers rallied with their Chicano comrades to form the United Farm Workers?
Lunchtime activity in DC: Screening of "Delano Manongs" - a 26-minute documentary about the pivotal role of Filipinos in the Delano Grape Strike and the formation of the United Farm Workers. at AFSCME (on L Street nw between 16th & 17th). Monday, May 19th at 1 p.m. Open to the public :)
United Farm Workers Prez Arturo Rodriguez criticizes House Kevin McCarthy for failing to schedule a vote on reform
passadvocacy: “ “ Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong were the forgotten Pilipino heroes of the United Farm Workers (UFW) Union. They were both leaders in the battle for farm workers rights. When you...
So proud of my brother, Dave Cortese, who has garnered the support of my heroes, heroines, favorite groups, organizations and individuals! Public servants and people respected most for what they do for our community and whose hard work and commitment are so vital to San Jose and beyond. So impressive and a reflection of your integrity. Love you Dave! # Dave Cortese for Mayor To name a few... Association of Retired San Jose Police Officers and Fire Fighters California Association of Highway Patrolmen California Nurses Association California Teachers Association of Santa Clara County Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN) Deputy Sheriffs Association of Santa Clara County East Side Teachers Association La Raza Roundtable Registered Nurses Professional Association San Jose Firefighters Association San Jose Police Officers’ Association Santa Clara County Democratic Party Santa Clara County Fire Fighters Association Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum Silicon Valley Democratic Club Silicon Valley Young ...
Pres Ronald Reagan gave citizenship to 7 million illegals when he was president! The governor of California he and others opened the FLOODGATE of illegal Mexican workers who were UNDERPAID AND ABUSED by the corporate farms! He also hated the UNIONIZED UNITED FARM WORKERS WHO WERE FIGHTING FOR BETTER WAGES ! It was all about BUSTING UNIONS.keeping people UNDER MINIMUM WAGE!!! Bad president and he set in motion. Illegal workers who would eventually become citizens through the backdoor to perpetuate LOW STANDARD OF LIVING FOR THE POOR AND HIGH STANDARD FOR THE RICH!
LA/IE Peeps: I have two VIP tix to the United Farm Workers Dinner and Dance for tonight's fundraiser available for FREE (worth $50 each). Event is at Santa Fe Springs Town Center. VIP reception at 5 pm, dinner at 6. Anyone interested, message me ASAP. First, first served
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Fast food workers and farm workers meeting tonight in Dudley, NC. We are united for $15 and a union!
no he wasn't Darryl he was part of the united farm workers movement lolol
In 1973, César Chávez spoke at about the plight of farm workers. Learn more in Rediscovered Radio
A United Farm Workers segment on site opens with a warm, fuzzy “sponsor spot” from Goldman Sachs. Seriously.
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After years of watching the abuse suffered by Mexican farm workers at the hands of their California employers, Cesar Chavez begins his crusade to secure a living wage and better working conditions for the itinerant farmhands. Along the way to forming the United Farm Workers of America, he becomes a…
Dolores Huerta, the Civil Rights Activist and Labor Leader who co-founded, with Cesar Chavez, The National Farm Workers Union/United Farm Workers and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom will speak at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 9th at Artes de la Rosa's home, The Rose Marine Theater, in Fort W…
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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY 2014 This is a call for action for everyone in every city around the world to get out and protest on May 1, 2014. Once again the focus will be to - March for a Living Wage Immigration Reform Abolish Student Debt Abolish Gov't Corruption---Move to Amend Our Mission: is to wake up and educate the masses with this protest. Be peaceful and Loud! Thurs May 1st @ Univ of MT @ Oval to Courthouse for Rally @ 2 pm Dedicated to Cesar Chavez Program 2 pm March from UM to Courthouse for Rally 5 pm Labor Happy Hour with Free Movie @ Union Hall --200 Main Street 7 pm Enactment of 1917 May Day Speeches & Sing Along @ Crystal Theater See attached & See ya there! Wear RED! Free red United Farm Workers buttons for 1st 40 to show up! Diane Keefauver Event Organizer
The UC San Diego Library has acquired a large digital archive that documents the history of the United Farm Workers movement. The treasure trove of thousands of items includes oral histories and manuscripts, photographs and videos.
At Local 853’s April General Membership Meeting, Secretary-Treasurer Rome Aloise talked passionately about the dirty tactics used by Taylor Farms against its employees during the bitter ongoing recognition campaign. Like any great leader, Rome put this struggle in context by telling how, in the 70’s, the Teamsters did everything in its power, including signing “sweetheart contracts,” to stop Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers from organizing field workers. Rome was a young organizer for the Teamsters at the time and actively participated in that infamous campaign. He said the Chavez beat the Teamsters because the UFW was part of a movement, a movement that caught the attention and the imagination of the entire country. Rome essentially said he was glad the UFW won; a bold but honest admission from an IBT VP. Rome went on to say that the current campaign to organize food processing workers is an extension of the UFW struggle, except these workers are in the factories instead of the fields. Ap ...
We speak with Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers of America and Francis Fox Piven, one of the country’s leading sociologists, about class and organized labor during Reagan’s presidency. [Includes transcript] As we move to the issue of workers right’s and labor under Ronald Reagan. Many critics of the former president recall with great anger the policies of Reagonomics. His administration was one of the worst in history for organized labor. And his track record was consistent almost from the beginning of his career in the public eye. In the late 1940’s, as president of the Screen Actors’ Guild union, Ronald Reagan testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on so-called "subversive activity" in Hollywood, reporting on actors, directors, and screenwriters deemed Communist sympathizers. And in the 1960’s and 70’s, as Governor of the State of California, Reagan fought the efforts of migrant farm workers to win union contracts, vetoing the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, ...
At a United Farm Workers special event showing of the "Cesar Chavez" movie.
1966 a field just outside of Stockton "Se ve se siente, el Pueblo esta presente!" supporters of Cesar Chavez organize a march to gain public knowledge of the ongoing grape boycott a 340 mile trip from Delano to Sacramento, CA. by the time they reached Stockton, CA they number in the 6,000 range and growing. Although his feet were blistered and people were tired they marched on and signed the first contract between growers and the United Farm Workers union while in Stockton, which "promised" higher wages and better working conditions.
Tomorrow is the birthday of Cesar Chavez. I met him once when I was a student at Catholic University in D.C. It was a fundraiser for the United Farm Workers in 1974 at Sargent Shriver's house (Maria's dad) at their house in Northern Virginia. My last name was my ticket in. Chavez looked you in the eye but spoke very quietly about his work. Nonviolent activist, two qualities that often make a lasting difference. Fought hard & fair for economic justice, admirable man.
Cesar Chavez was never invited to the White House. Before his untimely death in 1993, eight successive American presidents failed to bring the Mexican-American icon to the Oval Office for a conversation. Perhaps Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers union and led the biggest farmworker stri...
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Diego Luna’s “Cesar Chavez” reconstructs the emergence of the United Farm Workers organization in the 1960s and focuses on the movement’s leader, who died in 1993.
Crafting a narrative that motivates people to action is one of the most important aspects of any type of leadership, campaign, or advocacy work. YOU'RE INVITED: **Public Narrative Organizing Training** Thursday, March 20th 7-9pm Unitarian Universalist Church (3000 N. Richwoods) There will be pizza and veggies Public Narrative is a system of crafting and telling your story, developed by Marshall Ganz and honed over years in the field. It's the values-based practice of storytelling used in successful organizing campaigns from Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers to Barack Obama's campaigns, and many others. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join Covered California in celebrating the Days of Action, now through March 31! Get involved and watch this special message from Dolores Huerta, Community Activist, Co-Founder, United Farm Workers and President, Dolores Huerta Foundation, encouraging uninsured Californians to enroll.
UNITED FARM WORKERS FOUNDER Dolores Huerta PARTNERS WITH COVERED CALIFORNIA TO PROMOTE LATINO ENROLLMENT Human Rights Activist Featured in Radio Ads and Video Urging Californians to Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™ announced today that Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers and a longtime civil rights leader, will appeal to Californians, especially Latinos, to get health care coverage before the end of open enrollment, March 31. Huerta, a close ally of Cesar Chavez, is featured in radio spots and on videos available on YouTube, in English and Spanish, calling on Latinos to sign up for insurance. In the segments, Huerta reminds her audience that access to health care is a cornerstone of the decades-long struggle for Latino-American equality and that Latinos’ participation will drive the success of the new marketplace. “If Cesar (Chavez) were here today, he would say to everyone who needs to get enrolled, especially our young people, ‘We hav ...
On this day in 1977, members and supporters of the Texas Farm Workers Union set out on a 420-mile march from San Juan, Texas, to Austin to lobby for passage of a state law granting fieldworkers the right to vote on union representation. TFWU had faced an uphill battle since its founding two years before. Its leader, Antonio Orendain, had worked for the rival United Farm Workers, but had grown frustrated with what he perceived as UFW's lack of enthusiasm for organizing Texas workers. Growers in the Rio Grande valley opposed unionization and claimed that the union did not represent a majority of their employees. In addition, TFWU could not count on the support of the AFL-CIO, which was officially allied with UFW. TFWU carried out nonviolent strikes in the Valley and pressed the farmworker cause in the media. The marchers reached the Capitol on April 2, but the legislation died in subcommittee. Though TFWU, which ceased to exist in the 1980s, did not achieve its goal of winning collective-bargaining rights f ...
Bakersfield, CA — Farm workers, faith leaders, immigration reform advocates and families affected by the current immigration system will be holding a Farm Worker Day of Action on Friday, Jan. 24, at 10:15 a.m. in Bakersfield.   The event, sponsored by the United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, Radio Campesina and National Farm Worker Ministry, will kick off with a procession starting at Yokuts Park and ending at House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield district office. The activity, which will include prayers, seeks to persuade the California congressman, who is the third-ranking House Republican, to support humane immigration reform legislation with a pathway to citizenship.   During the past year the farm worker movement and many pro-immigration reform advocates, staged demonstrations, vigils and different activities at the local and national level to highlight the plight of undocumented immigrants and persuade Congressman McCarthy to move forward immigration reform legislation, but so far h ...
Activists' Christmas card chides House GOP Those lit-up Christmas trees and tasty hams, the mistletoe hanging under the door frame, the egg nog and apple cider that are trademarks of the season – thank immigrants. That’s the message embedded in a Christmas card message to 45 House Republican legislators sent Thursday by the United Farm Workers, the largest farm workers union in the country, and America’s Voice, an organization working to enact federal legislation that would make citizens of millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. “While you were busy … um, well, not doing much of anything, they’ve been working hard to make sure your holiday season is extra special this year,” reads the e-mail sent to legislators, including Reps. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, and Darrell Issa, R-Vista. The organizations advocating immigration reform included a “Christmas/Holiday fact sheet” with a snapshot of “how hard aspiring Americans work to support some of our nation’s cherished traditions.” ...
A Salute To Our Comrades, the Brown Berets! The Brown Berets is a group of revolutionaries from the barrios of the Southwest, that emerged during the Chicano movement of the 1960s. The Chicano movement, or El Movimiento (Chicano Civil Rights Movement) was an extension of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s. Like the Black Panther Party, the Brown Berets were involved in community projects in their struggle for self-determination and social justice. The Brown Berets became a national organization having opened chapters in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illiniois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, and Indiana. They also participated in organizing the first free medical clinics and free breakfast programs. They also came to be known for their direct action against police brutality, protesting murders and abuse by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. They supported the United Farm Workers movement and the Land Grant Movement in New Mexico, and even par ...
It took more than one year of doing battle with the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the United Farm Workers. But in November, workers with Gerawan Farming finally won the battle to vote on whether to allow the UFW to represent workers, or to send the UFW packing.
The United Nations General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism was denounced by the executive board of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, as an “affront to the Jewish people who have been history’s primary victims of racism,” the Board of Rabbis of Southern California reported...
Beloved Detroit; Ralph Hogg has joined the ancestors. He was a Cass Corridor resident, a blacksmith and an architect. He owned St Andrews Hall, was a union organizer and was blacklisted for organizing architects. He, along with other supporters of the United Farm Workers support committee, sabotaged the refrigeration cars where grapes were stored at Farmer Jacks' warehouse back in the day. Cesar Chavez did not know what to make of Ralph, who was like some of the people who came around the movement in the 60s and 70s; not that big on non violence. Cesar turned his face away from the Detroit crew because we did not embrace that aspect of the work; nonviolence was more of a California thing. He bought a house on 4th and Willis and turned it into a studio. He worked on it forever. He stopped drinking and got tired of that and started back. He was happier after that. I think he must have been 80 or more... could be wrong. Let me say that i loved Ralph Hogg and that his life was important to many people around ...
Search for Latino leader could be a fantasy, experts say Global Post (November 6, 2013) Chicago, Nov 6 (EFE).- The U.S. Latino community is demanding a national leader to defend its interests, according to a recent poll, but in the opinion of experts consulted by Efe that search could be simply an impractical fantasy. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, almost three quarters of the Hispanic community said they felt a leader is needed, although a similar percentage of those surveyed said they couldn't name who the most important Hispanic leader is at this time. Despite the fact that he died in 1993, civil rights activist and United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez continues to be selected by members of the Latino community as the most important Hispanic. "We can hope for another Cesar Chavez, or the second coming of Jesus Christ, but I don't know who will come first because it's a dream that there might be someone of that quality," Juan Andrade, president of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Inst ...
Washington, DC – United Farm Workers National Vice President Giev Kashkooli and California farm workers Fabio Calderon and Francisco Torres were arrested today during a non-violent civil disobedience action held at the base of Capitol Hill. Thousands of people from across the country gathered in the nation’s capital earlier today to demand the House Republican leadership pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. Kashkooli, Calderon and Torres later joined two hundred of the attendees – local and national leaders, impacted immigrants by immigration reform, and civil rights, labor, and faith leaders, and engaged in civil disobedience action that resulted on their arrest. Picture attached & link to photos of UFW vice president and farm workers: Calderon, a United Farm Workers member, has worked in the fields for 30 years. The Oxnard, California resident works in the mushroom fields in the Ventura County area. Calderon is a U.S. legal resident who hopes to become a citizen pre ...
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Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers The only way discrimination will end is if we fight to end it.
Whites are starting to become like United Farm Workers at Condition where they are on food stamp and low pay wages.
"Dr. King would have supported United Farm Workers fight for immigration reform." -UFW President Rodriguez.
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers reminds us there is more work to do.
After dealing with an Ahole greedy Farmer here in Soledad it's given me new Respect for the United Farm Workers.
Marshall Ganz is a Kennedy School professor and former organizing director of United Farm Workers, btw. This rocks.
Marshall Ganz, former organizing dir of United Farm Workers, introduces to trainees
Some perspective on my posts: I have worked in two major corporations. I have owned my own business and made payroll, paid taxes and unemployment insurance. I was both enlisted and commissioned in the Army--both Signal Corps and Infantry. I am a decorated war veteran and also highly decorated in peace time. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran with Agent Orange syndromes. I worked for George McGovern's campaign. I worked for the United Farm Workers. I have extensively traveled the world. I supported Reagan. I have a university degree graduating Summa *** Laude at 4.0 GPA. I worked as an electronic/computer engineer. I am a Civil War living historian specializing in Civil War Signal Corps and Telegraph. I have funded numerous museum public outreach programs across the country to help educate the public. I have been an instructor and educator. I have developed courses of instruction. I have written and published minor works of fiction, poetry and history. I have edited several magazines and newspapers both in an ...
Bakersfield, CA – Dozens of farm workers and immigration reform advocates will demonstrate in front of U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office at 4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150 in Bakersfield at noon, Tuesday, June 18. The effort, led by the United Farm Workers, seeks to persuade McCarthy to oppose the Agricultural Guestworker Act (H.R. 1773), which was filed by Rep. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) on April 26. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hold the markup of H.R. 1773 this week.   "Goodlatte's bill does not include a new immigration process allowing farm workers who feed our nation to legalize their status and earn permanent legal residence over time. In poll after poll, Americans voters, especially Latinos, have overwhelmingly expressed support for a roadmap to citizenship for new American like farm workers, who contribute to our country," said UFW spokeswoman Maria Machuca.   The Goodlatte's proposal would create a new agricultural temporary worker program that ...
More than a dozen farm workers in Southern California were out of a job after walking out of the fields last week, forced indoors because of heavy smoke from a massive wildfire burning nearby. “Oh, yeah, the smoke was very bad. That’s no doubt about that,” said Lauro Barrajas, of the United Farm Workers. As the blaze, dubbed the Springs Fire, continued to grow in Camarillo May 2, farm workers 11 miles south in Oxnard said they started to feel the effects of the smoke in the strawberry fields. The ashes were falling on top of us, one of them explained, adding “it was hard to breathe.” Air quality in the region was at dangerously poor levels and 15 workers at Crisalida Farms decided they could not handle it any longer. They left, even though their foreman warned them they would not have a job when they returned. When they went back to the fields May 3, the farm fired them. Barrajas, who is a representative of the UFW, said the workers contacted him for help, even though they were not members of th ...
I am never disappointed by the antics of the Tea Party; they always seem to burst forth with a crusade to protect American's 'rights', along the same line of thinking as cultist Mormons and the Westboro Baptist Church; what cracks me up is the recent concern about the IRS's (apparently recently discovered) abuses of power and what the Tea Party considers discrimination... But the big question to ask is why all of a sudden concern about discrimination by the IRS when such behavior has been ignored since the inception of the IRS? The IRS has ALWAYS unfairly singled out individuals and groups with opposing ideologies of the reigning administrations - and not only the IRS, but other government organizations such as the DEA, ATF, CIA and FBI; going back to the illegal profiling of characters such as Timothy Leary and John Lennon, the infiltration of groups such as the Nation of Islam, A.I.M. and the United Farm Workers, Women's advocacy groups, *** rights groups, Unions and selected religious groups; Not to me ...
--- Bossman Steve Samet will check in after 7:30 this morning from a brand new vehicle courtesy of the Browning Dealerships. --- On today's "Open Line" program - Denny Miller will fill us in on details of the upcoming Perry Memorial Golf Outing.airtime 9:32 am. --- On this morning's "Agri-Talk" - The Immigration Bill has cleared markup in the Senate. We’ll find out if the United Farm Workers like the changes.airtime 10:06 am. --- "You and Lou" from 1 - 4 pm this afternoon. --- Game three of the "Cross-town Classic" between the Sox and the Cubs moves to Wrigley Field this afternoon...airtime from "The Friendly Confines" at 1 pm. - Plus the latest news as it happens!
The Gospel of John says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend?”   News of Saul’s death—giving his life to save his partner, Donovan Rice, on that patch of dark desert highway 16 years ago this month—was a tragic blow for everyone who knew and loved him. But those of us who were blessed to have personally known him can’t say we were surprised to learn he had sacrificed himself that way.   Saul was nothing but consistent throughout his years.  We saw Saul sacrifice himself through the countless deeds of a lifetime spent in service to others, especially on behalf of the most needy among us.   We knew him as a farm worker, as a student, as a member and activist with the United Farm Workers, as a husband, as a father, as a friend and as an officer. In each of those roles, Saul demonstrated commitment and selflessness.   We worked together for many years in the farm worker movement. What stood out about Saul was his leadership. But mostly what stood ou ...
Washington, D.C. – The Senate Judiciary Committee debating the bipartisan immigration reform plan approved today three amendments by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that would provide protections against abuse and fraud involving temporary workers recruited abroad. The amendments would cover workers recruited in all of the temporary worker programs – H1B, H2B and the new W visas for “low-wage workers” and W3 and W4 agricultural worker visa program.   Working with the International Labor Recruitment Working Group, a coalition of immigrant rights groups and unions, including the United Farm Workers, Sen. Blumenthal drafted the amendments as follows:   Amendment 3 “ARM13595” – Establishes private right of action against foreign labor recruitment agencies found responsible for recruitment violations.   Amendment 4 “ARM13597” − Requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to consult with the Secretary of Labor regarding regulations, policies, and procedu ...
March and rally call on GOP to drop filibuster threat   Washington D.C.—On May 15, 2013, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), CASA de Maryland, United Farm Workers, the Hispanic National Bar Association and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) held a march and rally, which drew over 100 people, in support of confirming Thomas Perez as U.S. Secretary of Labor and calling on senators to cease their unwarranted attacks and filibuster threats against Mr. Perez.   The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is scheduled to vote on Mr. Perez’s nomination tomorrow, which is three weeks later than initially planned due to delays prompted by Republican senators.   Grassroots supporters of Tom Perez will join Latino leaders outside the St. Regis Hotel and march together to the headquarters of NCLR.   “Those who seek to block Tom’s nomination would this country of a visionary leader. But they also seem to be willing to send a message contravened by November’s ...
Filipino farmworkers sat down in the grape fields of Delano, California, in 1965 and began the strike that brought about a dramatic turn in the long history of farm labor struggles in California. Their efforts led to the creation of the United Farm Workers union under Cesar Chavez, with Philip Ve...
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Asian/American labor leaders for May Day: Larry Itliong (1913-1977) Larry Itliong immigrated from the Philippines as a young man. He was the president of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and led the 1965 grape strike. Later, he would go on to help found the United Farm Workers and unite Filipino and Chicano farm workers to organize for better wages and working conditions. [Photo: Cesar Chavez & Larry Itliong holding the United Farm Workers' charter in 1966]
Great information from Teen Green about our keynote speaker Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers...
"Remind people their grandparents came from somewhere" Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta FDN Pres & CoFounder of United Farm Workers
"Respecting other people's rights is peace" -Dolores Huerta, Cofounder, United Farm Workers
Fields of Resistance: The Struggle of Florida's Farmworkers for Justice: Migrant farm workers in the United St...
Hey Jesse Jackson, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Jimmy Carter, and a host of others in the muddled class, muddling fiction up with facts, is Hugo Chavez the person who died, or were you eulogizing Cesar Chavez, the person who once headed the United Farm Workers, after whom a street in Flint was named? If it is, indeed, Hugo Chavez you intended to say all of those nice things about, you know how he loved, and looked out for, the poor, would you be so kind as to also offer a eulogy for the $2 billion Chavez stole from the poor, which died in Chavez's pockets? Now, having said the above, let me think a moment here. Where have I seen similar caring for the poor in the United States, as that demonstrated by the late Hugo Chavez? Give me a second. Oh yes, now I remember, it was Jesse Jackson's son, who loved the poor a little less expensively than Mr. Chavez, only stealing a measly $750,000. On behalf of poor people everywhere, I think I can say that we all in accord with rendering to Caesar that w .. ...
Dolores is co-founder of the United Farm Workers. Devorah Lieberman, pres: " You have been tireless in social justice issues."
The jobs number improved, as more unemployed workers returned to their homeland.
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Thursday March 7th, 11:00 am - noon Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 900 Madison Ave., Albany Close the 40-Hour Fast for Worker Justice with Kerry Kennedy, Arturo Rodriguez (United Farm Workers), and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard (RCDA) Faith leaders including NYSCC Director of Social Witness Brooke Newell, clergy and congregations throughout New York State will be joined by Arturo Rodriguez of United Farm Workers and Kerry Kennedy of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights to end their 40-hour Fast demanding justice for New York’s most oppressed workers. During the fast, communities across New York are petitioning for equal protections for farm workers and to raise the minimum wage to at least $9 an hour with indexing.
In case you didn't know: Just in California, the right to proper labeling of GMOS (Proposition 37) was supported by the Consumers Union, the United Farm and Commercial Workers, the American Public Health Association, the California Nurses Association, the California Council of Churches, the California Labor Federation, the United Farm Workers, the Sierra Club, Whole Foods Market, Organic Consumers Association, Center for Food Safety, Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, Dominican Hospital, Harbor Medical Group, The Los Angeles City Council, and more than 2,500 others. As well as almost half of the people- 48.5% voted yes to the No side’s 51.5% making it the closest vote on the ballot. There were almost 6 million people who voted yes.
United Farm Workers | Ask President Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Cesar's mentor, Fred Ross Sr.
Cesar Chavez: Longtime foe of illegal immigration By Bryan Fischer This week has been Cesar Chavez week at Boise State University, as our local campus celebrates the legacy of one of the three men to have his birthday celebrated as an official holiday in California (the other two: Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, Jr.). Chavez, who died in 1993, is being portrayed as a champion of illegal immigration when the truth in fact is a bit different. According to a 2006 article in The American Conservative by Steve Sailer, although Chavez's union, the United Farm Workers, did manage to raise wages significantly for stoop laborers from 1965 to 1981, those gains have largely disappeared for one reason: illegal immigration. Chavez himself was a third generation American citizen and a Navy veteran. Although he has become over time virtually the patron saint of the Reconquista movement to reclaim all of the southwest for Mexico, in his prime he was an ardent opponent of illegal immigration and actively fought again ...
The Associated Press ran a story on June 24 about the United Farm Workers'"Take Our Jobs" campaign, a tongue-in-cheek effort to prove that illegal workers are taking jobs that Americans won't do. The organizers are pushing for the AgJOBS bill, which would grant legal status to illegal agricultural w...
AMNESTY HAS ARRIVED! BUT AMERICA IS NOT ONBOARD… DEMAND CONGRESS BLOCK OBAMNESTY, UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW AND SECURE THE BORDER NOW! URGENT: Barack Obama flew more than 9 hours roundtrip to the tune of $1.6 MILLION taxpayer dollars for a photo-op and speech on immigration vote buying. He's hoping the Las Vegas rah-rah with the leaders from 20 major labor organizations (purple people beaters SEIU, United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO, all the big thugs) will bolster support! Obama wants to help the leftwing amnesty lobby to push Congress into accepting a "pathway to citizenship" – AMNESTY – for some 11 million future Democrat voters! BLAST FAX CONGRESS TO REQUIRE RULE OF LAW BEFORE 'REFORM' SELECT HERE – STAND WITH SEN. SESSIONS AGAINST OBAMA AMNESTY! By the time the amnesty fallout sets in from this amnesty sellout, Obama will be long gone from the scene of the crime. The GOP thinks surrender is politically clever, but they are cutting their own throats and ours with them. As citizens suffer increased comp ...
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Fw: The "NAFTA Super Highway" is back? How did THAT happen? Just in case you thought the NAFTA Super Highway from Mexico to Canada for the North American Union had gone away you just might want to follow this link and see what Texas Governor Perry is up to these days since he had been reelected, surprise surprise. America is being sold out folks, little by little, bit by bit. Take a close look at the OWNERSHIP of the toll roads back east. China is buying up huge tracts of land in several states IDAHO is one wherein they will be building major industrial complexes and NOT hiring American but shipping IN Chinese workers to work them. Same with several midwestern states with good FARM LANDS!! The United States IS Ripe for Rape and you can either learn and get ready to FIGHT, or simply lay back and enjoy what IS coming!! Those of us who chose to fight may well die, granted, but at least we will die with Honor and without whimpering as they lead the rest into slavery or the gas chambers!! THERE IS NO SIN ...
THIS PORK REALLY ANGERS ME. WE NEED TO CUT SPENING BUT READ THIS AND SEE IF YOU GET ANGRY. 'Fiscal cliff' bill filled with 'pork' Tax-break sweeteners for racetracks and clean energy have nothing to do with averting economic disaster Joe Garofoli and David R. Baker Published 10:48 pm, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 The rancorously debated "fiscal cliff" bill approved by Congress this week was supposed to be a straightforward way for the country to avert disaster, mostly by raising taxes on the wealthy. But the 150-plus-page compromise legislation that passed the House and Senate is stuffed with corporate and individual tax breaks that have nothing to do with averting a fiscal dive. Inside it are billions of dollars in tax breaks for everyone from racetrack owners to Hollywood producers to California's alternative energy industry. The recipients are, as the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation put it Wednesday, "the sort of taxpayers who can spend millions on lobbyists and whose PACs (political action committees) a ...
Human Events BlogFiscal cliff payoffsBy:John Hayward Follow 07:32 AMRESIZE: AAAPrintFor a lucky few with the right political connections, the “fiscal cliff” presented an opportunity to take flight upon pork-encrusted wings. The bill, which no one in the House of Representatives had...
I was driving through the bank drive the other day and got an idea. I told Sharon Rohrbaugh Swick, how about we all allow the minimum amount of taxes to be held out at the beginning of the year, then at the end of the year, we don't file our returns. She said, we will go to jail. I said, *** they can't lock us ALL up. She said she would be one of the unlucky ones who they would put in jail. What do you all think? *** they can't lock us all up! Don't get the wrong idea, i will pay my share and more if needed. BUT *** they keep wasting it.
The Colonel has something to hide. He and his friends at KFC don't want you to know that each chicken leg, wing, and breast sold at KFC restaurants supports cruelty that is so horrifying that it would make you cringe. Each year, roughly 1 billion chickens are tortured and killed for KFC, making the ...
Happy Feast Day: St. Andre Bessette (1845-1937) When Alfred Bessette came to the Holy Cross Brothers in 1870, he carried with him a note from his pastor saying, "I am sending you a saint." The Brothers found that difficult to believe. Chronic stomach pains had made it impossible for Alfred to hold a job very long and since he was a boy he had wandered from shop to shop, farm to farm, in his native Canada and in the United States, staying only until his employers found out how little work he could do. The Holy Cross Brothers were teachers and, at 25, Alfred still did not know how to read and write. It seemed as if Alfred approached the religious order out of desperation, not vocation. Alfred was desperate, but he was also prayerful and deeply devoted to God and Saint Joseph. He may have had no place left to go, but he believed that was because this was the place he felt he should have been all along. The Holy Cross Brothers took him into the novitiate but soon found out what others had learned -- as hard a ...
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All Cosatu unions in the W/Cape should release press statements in support of farm workers struggle against abusive farmers and to stop exploitation against farm workers. Forward with our demand for R150 a day! An injury to one, is an injury to ALL!!!
for those of you who like to blame our current President for the unemployment rate, just STOP. Before you even go down that road why don't you question the many corporations who outsourced jobs to save money, in doing so took jobs away from so many AMericans and put them on the unemployment line. Also, ask yourself if you believe that everything is about making th emost money at all costs. If you answer yes then you are no better than those greedy *** who outsourced the jobs in the first place. Making you not th esolution but th eproblem of this country. ( one of the problems) So stop acting like you truly care , stp pointing fingers onto somebody just because you do not like them. If you truly care and are really interested in knowing the truth, go after th ecorporations first who outsourced so many jobs just to make more money. You want to know who killed the AMerican worker. START WITH THOSE WHO KILLED THE AMERICAN WORKER, THE GREEDY *** CORPORATIONS/CEOS/ THE BIG SHOTS WITH THOSE FANCY DEGRE ...
Financement du Canada en Haiti - Après avoir vu les chiffres, la question est: Qui vole l'argent? CIDA projects in Haiti Canada funds dozens of aid projects in Haiti, with budgets raising from tens of thousands of dollars to tens of millions. It is one of the Caribbean nation’s biggest donors, and the sums have increased since a 2010 earthquake devastated the country. Much of the aid funded by the Canadian International Development Agency is delivered through grants to aid organizations. Many of the projects are funded for two, three, or five years – but several are close to their end. Here are some examples of CIDA projects in Haiti: 1. Sustaining School Feeding in Haiti Amount: $15-million Period: 2012 Agency: World Food Programme Goal: Helps provide one hot meal per day to primary school students. 2. Enabling Neighbourhood Revival Amount: $1.3-million Period: 2011-2012 Agency: Habitat for Humanity Canada Goal: Repair and retrofit close to 700 homes in Simon Pelé, a low-income, high-density area o ...
Nearly 40 percent of Chicago Public School students drop out. Why are they dropping out and what can be done to get them back on track to graduate? Elizabeth Brackett looks at two programs with some answers. Then, we talk with Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard about the dropout epidemic and how CPS is...
United Farm workers in El Monte, CA, With Scottland Jim, Jesus Nunez, Rosario Nunezm and Jack Deman, grow your own Veggies, Now Thats what im talking about. :-).
Where are Fairtrade Certified flowers grown? There are currently Fairtrade Certified flower growers in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The majority of the flowers grown are roses, but calla lilies, carnations and various kinds of fillers are also available.   Why should my company purchase Fairtrade Certified flowers? The flower industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the developing world. However, the industry’s great potential for growth and revenue has left it open to massive labour and environmental exploitation.    Jobs on flower farms are often insecure: many workers do not have labour contracts to guarantee their employment conditions and can be let go at a moment’s notice, particularly women (the majority of flower farm workers) who report sexual abuse or become pregnant. Additionally, many workers are exposed to pesticides and chemicals without proper safety equipment or training, which leads to high instances of asthma and cancer among flower wo ...
PERECT EXAMPLE of how badly people have been mind F___ed over the last 40 years by Republican rhetoric. I was in a battery store, got the battery I wanted and went to the register. The man behind the register told me they had a sale on 3 way light bulbs. I asked him if they were made in the US.he proceeds to tell they are all made in china and that's just the way it is (This is a mindset-like everything is made over there so just accept and get over it!) I said, No thanks. He again proceeded to tell "CORPORATIONS" have the right to manufacture in china because it's cheaper. I told him the CORPORATIONS have ALL the tax advantages and WE the people have NONE. Then this AH says, they do not make things in this country anymore cause people want to tell them how much to pay them an hour.(God in heaven.) I just looked at him and said, You really need to stop watching Fox propaganda and walked out of the store.UN-F___ING BELIEVABLE !
In the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Founding Fathers set out to define American freedom. But they didn’t have the last word. Since then, generations of Americans have built on this foundation, seeking to perfect our ideas of freedom.
Fiscal cliff budget deal provides tax breaks for green energy Whether you're a homeowner who bought an energy-saving refrigerator last year or a company hoping to build a wind farm, the tax package Congress just approved may give you a reason to cheer. "It's got something in there, a Christmas gift, if you will, for almost everyone — American homeowners, workers who commute via transit, and manufacturers of efficient equipment like clothes washers, dryers, refrigerators," says Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. Homeowners can save up to $500 on taxes for 2012 or 2013 for installing more insulation or an energy-efficient furnace, for example. The tax package is especially meaningful to clean-energy businesses that rely on tax benefits to stay profitable. Jennifer Case, the CEO of New Leaf Biofuel, and her colleagues had been betting on Congress coming through for them, so they are breathing a huge sigh of relief. The San Diego company turns used cooking oil into diesel. "Everybody ...
Question: How does one effectively manage on minimum wage? ($5000)
Great turnout at our open house yesterday! Thanks all for coming. Looking forward to returning to Kansas today.
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A dramatic new history of Cesar Chavez and the rise and fall of the United Farm WorkersWinner of the 2012 Hillman Prize in Book Journalism. In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”&
UFW gets fuel for new contracts with farmers A new push by the United Farm Workers in the San Joaquin Valley is surprising farmers, who worry that a bumper crop of union contracts will mean big changes and higher costs. The issue goes back more than two decades to when the UFW won hard-fought elections to represent thousands of workers. But instead of hammering out union contracts, negotiations stalled. Neither side had the political will to push the issue -- until this year. A change in state law makes it easier to resolve stalled contract talks. If both sides can't come together after 90 days, the issue goes to mandatory mediation. Already, the UFW has used the new leverage to get deals with two north Valley farmers, Pacific Triple E in Tracy and San Joaquin Tomato Growers in Crows Landing. In both cases, the election results had languished for years. Now the union has its sights set on Gerawan Farming, the Fresno-based agricultural giant, and DP Enterprises in Madera. If those contracts are completed, ...
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY - National Cookie Day - St. Barbara, patron of brewers, hatters, sailors, and storms. 1783 At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, General George Washington bids farewell to his officers. 1786 National Grange was founded. It was the first organized agricultural movement in the U.S. 1812 The power mower was patented. 1864 John Fowler died. An English Engineer, he invented the steam-hauled plow and several other special use plows. 1942 Chris Hillman of the music group 'Flying Burrito Brothers' was born. 1970 Cesar Chavez was jailed in California for refusing to cancel a United Farm Workers lettuce boycott.
With less than a month left until the presidential elections, President Obama stopped by Kern County during his California campaign trail, to dedicate a National Monument in honor of Caesar Chavez. The 105 acre National Monument is located near the founding headquarters of the United Farm Workers (U...
sets 11/15 hearing in on 15 of 17 allegations re Corralitos Farms mgmt during organizing drive.
United Farm & United Food Workers endorse Prop 37. If farmers believe in it, shouldn't we?
Take action today and join groups uniting around the vetoes of Trust Act, Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights and farm workers’ heat protection billsFarm workers, domestic workers, and DREAM students gathed in front of the Ronald Reagan State Building alongside several labor and community organizations...
A special invitation from our friends at United Farm Workers (UFW)
Thinking about my short tint with the United Farm Workers today: Pastures of Plenty Lyrics: Woody Guthrie; Music: Traditional, Adaptation of the old melody “Pretty Polly” It’s a mighty hard row that my poor hand has hoed My poor feet has traveled a hot, dusty road Out of your dust bowl and westward we rolled And your desert was hot and your mountains was cold I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes Slept on the ground in the light of your moon On the edge of your city you’ll see us and then We come with the dust and we go with the wind California and Arizona, I make all your crops Then it’s north up to Oregon to gather your hops Dig the beets from your ground, cut the grapes from your vine To set on your table your light sparkling wine Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground From that Grand Coulee Dam where the water runs down Ever’ state in this union us migrants have been We’ll work in this fight and we’ll fight till we win Well, it’s always we ramble that river and I A ...
Does it upset anyone else when discussions of United Farm Workers come up and there is no mention of Dolores Huerta? Anyway...
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Did you know that Larry Itliong and the Filipino farmers sparked the United Farm Workers movement in the 1960s?
United Dairymen of Idaho respond to animal abuse video filmed at Hansen farm
If you're in Austin this saturday, come see head of the United Farm Workers, Arturo Rodriguez at 6002 Jain Lane. Gonna be a great event!
Just to let everyone know I have accepted a position with Change to Win (a coalition of SEIU, Teamsters, United Farm Workers, & UFCW)
President speaks about legacy of United Farm Workers leader César @ dedication of National Monument
President Obama with Cesar Chavez’ widow Helen Chavez (left) & Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers --
I didn't eat grapes or lettuce for years in support of the United Farm Workers. I like both things. I don't buy D...
On the appointment of Chavez's home as a National Monument, Trampling out the Vintage author speaks to
Frank Bardacke on the origins of the United Farm Workers
Pres. speaking now at a monument dedication for United Farm Workers Founder Cesar Chavez. Live:
Pres. to give remarks at the dedication of a National Monument for United Farm Workers founder Cesar E. Chavez.
Another reason for supporting Obama: He has his priorities straight. United Farm Workers leader recognized.
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Michele Hart wrote: Si Se Puede...Caesar Chavez childhood home was made a historical monument by Prez Obama...Congrats to all of my friends in The United Farm Workers
President Barack Obama views the office of Cesar Chavez before the dedication ceremony for the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012. Pictured with the President, from left, are: Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers; Helen Chavez, Cesar Chavez' widow; Dolore...
you do know he is not quoting Hugo chavez right?? He is quoting guy who started united farm workers union
"Help us love even those who hate us so we can change the world.” - Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers founder
This is another great example of why Denis O'Leary should be re-elected to Oxnard School District Trustee. He understood how important it would be for his students to witness the President honoring a hero who would connect and resonate with them, elevating the ceremony to a personal experience for young people in his classroom. BRAVO Denis !
The National Monument honoring the late Cesar Chavez is created at the Nuestra Senora Reina de La Paz in Keene, California. It was a place where Chavez and members of United Farm Workers lived and worked and where Chavez is also buried.
I interviewed Arturo S. Rodriguez, Pres, United Farm Workers & Paul F. Chavez after POTUS's ceremony today; will be on blog mañana.
The story of Cesar Estrada Chavez begins near Yuma, Arizona. Cesar was born on March 31, 1927. He was named after his grandfather, Cesario. Regrettably, the story of Cesar Estrada Chavez also ends near Yuma, Arizona. He passed away on April 23, 1993, in Sa...
Farm Workers and Domestic Workers are still fighting for Labor Rights. Gov Jerry Brown vetoed the California Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights. These workers have been excluded from Basic Labor Protections for 75 yrs now. This must change nationwide.
President Obama travels to Kern County today, to dedicate 105 acres to Cesar Chavez and his work towards United Farm Workers Rights!
President Obama will dedicate La Paz as a National Monument to Cesar E. Chavez - watch it live today at 11am Pacific time/2pm eastern!
Honestly United Farm Workers Association? There is no way I will ever attend another event put on by your orginization with the way that you handled this.
Really Obama ??? You are going to designate Cesar Chavez' UFW headquarters a National Monument? 30 days away from an election? F you for thinking I'm that ignorant! Mr president you do know that the United Farm Workers premise was to protect the Latino farm worker from illegal aliens driving down the labor wages for field work? F you for thinking my people are that ignorant. The main reason I will not be voting for you in two weeks is we need to remove Valerie Jarrett from your office. The advice she gives you is absurd.
Am once again excited for a new venture this coming Monday, the 8th of October. I will be one among those so many delegates to witness a very historic occasion at KEEN California, sponsored by the UNITED FARM WORKERS MOVEMENT., in honor of Cesar Chavez.I may not be able to vote, BUT I will be able to see the PRESIDENT of THE United States OF AMERICA, even at a distant, cause he will do the honor of officiating the unveiling of Cesar Chavez' MONUMENT. This is again, another memorable experience during my stay here in AMERICA.
So, I got this email on Wednesday from the United Farm Workers inviting me to sign up to see Obama speak in Keene on Monday, and of course it got lost in my 13,000 emails so i just saw it today and now there are no spots left to go, and I am very sad that I feel like I missed the opportunity of lifetime. Sigh...
Dolores Huerta runs on righteous ferocity the way cars run on gasoline. The woman who co-founded the United Farm Workers union 50 years ago with Cesar Chavez has harried, prodded, hectored, rallied...
.Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Associated Press – 1 hr 48 mins ago.. . KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra's trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers like Ybarra who made up his movement. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. On Monday, during a campaign swing through California, President Barack Obama will designate 105 acres of the property as a National Monument within the National Park system — a move that could help shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters before the election. As head of the UFW, the Arizona-born Chavez staged a massive grape boycott and countless field strikes, and forced growers to sign contracts providing better pay and working conditions to the predominantly Latino farmworkers. He was credited wit ...
Beverly Herbert has done quite a bit of work for the United Farm Workers helping with Petitions trying to get better wage, hour, and safety regulations for farm workers. As a result of her work she has been invited to attend the inaugural ceremony of the new Cesar Chavez National Monument near Bakersfield. President Obama will be there to dedicate the monument honoring Cesar Chavez. Yay Bev!
President Obama designates CesarChavez home as nati'l monument. Dolores Huerta shares the story of United Farm Workers
Question of the Day # 916: "What was the 1st state following the ratification of the Constitution?" Bonus questions a.) What baseball title did John Franklin Baker hold from 1911-1914? b.) Who founded the United Farm Workers in 1962? d.) What actor who starred in only 3 films [Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, & Giant] was killed in a car crash in 1955? e.) Who was George Mason?
What an honor to hear Dolores Huerta, cofounder of United Farm Workers speak at
Cesar Chavez co-founded what would later be known as the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1962 with Dolores Huerta.
Cesar Chavez, co-founder of United Farm Workers, explains the power of boycotts and the idea behind voting with our dollars. Cesar voted with his dollars -- ...
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Farm workers march in support of Warehouse Workers United! Si Se Puede!
I remember as an 18 yr old driving to College from Newman to Modesto, California every morning and afternoon. one time I was at the intersection of Crows-landing Road and San Jauqin River Rd that drives by Farm Fields. I saw a large group of Spanish People out in the Field. They had formed the United Farm Workers Association. They were trying to get better conditions. The Cops and Farmers were Crazy. They had Dogs and sicked the dogs on Woman and Children. The Men were trying to defend there Family. I remember the Woman and Children Crying and Running in a Desperate move to get away from the German Shepard's. Cesar Chavez was there leading the protest in that Field. From that day forward I had a respect for Cesar Chavez and the Spanish People, and not much of a like for the California Police or the La Migra. I never will forget what I witnessed. I was 18 so I had to just drive on and couldn't do anything. lots of others doing the same thing behind and in-front of me. not too many people remember him, toda ...
We report on the 50th anniversary of the United Farm Workers union, founded by the late Cesar Chavez: ...
..., or the union organizer Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers' ...still thinking about Lupe Ontiveros
Warehouse workers will embark on their 50-mile march Sept. 13. They will sleep on church floors and rely on community organizations for support and meals. Marchers will be joined daily by supporters and elected officials.The UFW is proud to join in and support these workers in their struggle for jus...
United Farm Workers | Farm worker heat safety bills go to CA Gov Jerry Brown. Send an email NOW!
Just caught a glimpse of United Farm Workers rally at Capitol.
Last week, the Organic Consumers Association put a call out to their network to support the United Farm Workers' ongoing union drive at Beef Northwest, a chain of Oregon cattle feedlots, producers of the popular brand, Country Natural Beef. Thousands of you have responded, signing our petitions or v...
Following months of high tension, high temperatures and extreme pressure in a major Walmart-contracted warehouse, courageous workers – without having a recognized union -- walked off the job this morning to protest retaliation they have faced on the job. These workers are calling for safe working co...
United Farm Workers |Friday is the last day for Assembly to send bill to end shameful legacy of racism for farm...
neat photo -- brings back memories of my youth in the late 60s and early 70s -- protesting the war & social injustice -- we had a compatriot who was a Vietnam vet, Mexican-American guy who learned fluent Vietnamese as an enlisted man in the Army ...I think he might have "gotten" some of us interested in the United Farm Workers boycott actions -- if my memory from a long time ago serves me right...I think we were demanding that the Illini Union food service observe the boycott -- but maybe I'm a conflating two seperate memories...Richie eventually became a sociology professor as I recall..I do remember for sure that I worked long hours waiting tables at the Illini Union to help pay my way through school my senior year...kept me out of a lot of trouble.. only year I aced all my classes as an undergrad
It means that 36,000 farm workers-who voted to be represented by the United Farm Workers in free elections-are still waiting for contracts.
The United Farm Workers is first and foremost a union.
In the early 1960s, he helped found the National Farm Workers Association, a precursor to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee...
...and, eventually, the United Farm Workers (UFW) union.
Please help the United Farm Workers win this legal battle with Ace Tomato!
United Farm Workers | Stop Ace Tomato from using the legal system to block workers' contract
United Ask your Senator to support the Farm Worker Heat Bill, the vote is on Monday:
*** chapter 35 part II section C is not in order. It should be Chicanos, United Farm Workers, Puerto Ricans, and then Cubans.
A soon-to-be-published book sheds new light on the late labor leader Cesar Chavez and what may have played a part in the decline of the United Farm Workers movement.Extensive research and interviews...
Carry the Vision is excited to announce that our keynote speakers for the conference are Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr. Chapel Dean of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Chapel at Morehouse College and Dolores Huerta, co-founder, with Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers and 2012 Presidenti...
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In 1969 the Farm Workers won a contract. The growers got the corrupt Teamsters to represent the workers to keep the United Farm Workers out. The contract expired & the "the grape growers followed the Salinas example and signed with the Teamsters Union. This triggered a series of strikes that started in Coachella and rolled up California’s San Joaquin Valley . The AFL-CIO pledged full support and sent millions of dollars in aid. The Teamsters responded with crews of bikers and toughs hired in Los Angeles to intimidate and attack strikers. Thousands of farmworkers and supporters were jailed, and finally, two UFW strikers were killed on the picket line. The UFW called off the strike, and began to look for another way to guarantee workers the union of their choice. The answer was the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975. It was supported by Governor Jerry Brown, who had worked closely with the farmworkers. The new law gave workers the right to secret ballot elections to chose a union, and re ...
Just met Eliseo Medina, former President of the United Farm Workers union. Just passed him the salt and pepper.
A wonderful street musician in Tijuana who serenaded us while we ate our lunch. He plays my favorite mariachi song "De Colores," and does a beautiful job of ...
Don't lie, Ese. You're at the United Farm Workers convention.
What is the history of boycotts? The term originated in Ireland in 1780 when English estate manager Charles Cunningham Boycott was "boycotted" by famine-threatened Irish farmers for refusing to lower rents. Since then, boycotts have become an important part of American history, used to protest everything from government involvement in industries to unfair labor practices. Following the Stamp Act in 1765, American colonists in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York began a boycott of British goods that lasted through the Revolutionary War. A boycott strategy was adopted by trade unions during the labor movement of the late 1800s. German goods were boycotted by the American Jewish community in the 1930s and 1940s, and the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1950s became a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. The United Farm Workers boycott of table grapes, begun by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, and the recent boycott of Nestle over the marketing of infant formul ...
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United Farm Workers | After two decades, Ace Tomato workers are so close to getting their contract
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. Ignacio Gomez Painter, Muralist, Sculptor, and Educator. He taught at the Art Center College of Design and at Otis Parson's School of Fine Art. His years of painting and vast collections of posters aimed toward the youth in the community, to strive for higher education to many Latino students. Many of these posters are now in the Smithsonian Archives. Ignacio's work have also been shown in New York, Europe, Japan and Mexico. Several of his murals are at Fort Ord, California, and Fort Hood, Texas. In !993 he created the "Creo" Award. A 17" Bronze Statue for TELACU. Ignacio Designed, Sculpted, and Painted the César E. Chavez Memorial for the City of San Fernando, Ca.. This memorial consists of a 6 foot tall Bronze Statue of César E. Chavez, a fountain in the shape of UFW (United Farm Workers) Eagle, 10 silhouette figures representing the March to Sacramento in 1968, and a 100 foot long mural of César's life. Currently, Ignacio is putting the finishing touc ...
This day in labor history the United Farm Workers achieved its greatest victory... via
August 04, 2012 Quote of the Day "If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?" – Dolores Huerta About Dolores Huerta American labor leader Dolores Huerta cofounded the United Farm Workers and played a major role in the American civil-rights movement. She was born in a mining town in New Mexico in 1930 and raised in California's Central Valley, where she saw the plight of farmworkers up close. She abandoned teaching for activism after witnessing her students' poverty. Her best-known campaign was the successful grape boycott of the 1960's. She currently serves as president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, an organization aimed at promoting social justice in agricultural regions of California.
This November, California voters will have an opportunity to vote on a simple, yet important ballot initiative called Prop 37 – the California Right to Know Act. If approved, it would require food so
Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers is here too!
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