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Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:30 AM

8. Leaders & Organizers. Dragging themselves through the fires of hell for Human Rights

HISTORY OF UFW

Interesting read.
Who they are, how & why they came to be.

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For more than a century farmworkers had been denied a decent life in the fields and communities of California's agricultural valleys.
Essential to the state's biggest industry, but only so long as they remained exploited and submissive farmworkers had tried but failed
so many times to organize the giant agribusiness farms that most observers considered it a hopeless task.
And yet by the early 1960's things were beginning to change beneath the surface.
Within another fifteen years more than 50,000 farmworkers were protected by union contracts.

THE RISE OF THE UFW

CONDITIONS OF FARM WORKERS & THEIR WORK

 NEW ORGANIZATIONS, NEW POSSIBILITIES

BEFORE THE BEGINNING

IT STARTED IN DELANO

SQUEEZING THE COMPANIES WITH A BOYCOT

THE BIGGER THEY ARE..

LA HUELGA CONTINUES

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In cities around the country UFW support became stronger. UFWOC, as Chavez had envisioned, had become both a union and a civil rights movement, and this was the key to its success.
The dual character of the farmworkers organization gave it a depth of moral pressure and sense of mission felt by members and supporters alike.
It seemed as if the farmworkers of California had finally created a union that would last.

http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?menu=research&inc=history/03.html

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The struggle of slave labor, from African Americans to Latinos, to all women, children & men who are exploited by another, whether in the US or arould the world.
It goes directly to Hillary Clinton's lifelong global advocacy for Human Rights.

This is why she has the massive support of a very diverse base. The type of people who walk this walk, have dragged themselves through the fires of hell for Human Rights, however long it may take.


Equal Rights are Human Rights Once & For All
HRC

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