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UFW Canadian Boycott: Winnipeg Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001776
Material found in this collection reflects the work of Fred Schumacher and office’s goal to organize the greater Winnipeg area and other Canadian regions to participate in larger boycotts against agricultural growers that employed non-union labor and engaged in what the UFW deemed “unfair practices.”

Dates

  • 1961 - 1974
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1973

Creator

Language of Materials

Material in English and French.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 SB, 1MB)

Abstract

The UFW Canadian Boycott documents the operations and activities of the Winnipeg branch of the United Farm Workers boycott operations between the years of 1970 and 1974. The two major boycotts of that era were, grapes and grape-products produced by employers of non-union labor, and another concerning non-union lettuce, as well as other smaller campaigns. Fred Schumacher headed the Winnipeg office.

History

The UFW Canadian Boycott documents the operations and activities of the Winnipeg branch of the United Farm Workers boycott operations between the years of 1970 and 1974. The two major boycotts of that era were, grapes and grape-products produced by employers of non-union labor, and another concerning non-union lettuce, as well as other smaller campaigns. Fred Schumacher headed the Winnipeg office. Material found in this collection reflects the work of Fred Schumacher and office’s goal to organize the greater Winnipeg area and other Canadian regions to participate in larger boycotts against agricultural growers that employed non-union labor and engaged in what the UFW deemed “unfair practices.” Those the office tried to organize include local grocery and liquor stores, political figures, religious organizations and churches, as well as the general public.

Arrangement

Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

Materials were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Fred Schumacher in 2000.

Related Materials

UFW Canadian Boycott: Toronto Office Records; UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Todd Butkovich on April 8, 2010, and revised by Kathy Schmeling on January 23, 2014.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Canadian Boycott: Winnipeg Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2010-04-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2014-01-23: Additional file listings were added and finding aid revised by Kathy Schmeling.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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