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Abstract The records of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee Boycott New Orleans Office (successor name United Farm Workers) highlight their efforts to gain support from area affiliates, such as religious groups and New Orleans labor union leaders, for the boycott.
Abstract The Maryland Boycott office was set up in Baltimore by the UFW to handle the organization of boycotted products and establishments in the state of Maryland and its surrounding region. The office, headed by Pete Velasco, dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including migrant workers, pesticide abuse and the lobbying for or against specific legislation being...
Dates: 1969 - 1976
Abstract The UFW Massachusetts Boycott Office: Boston opened in 1967, one of several regional branch offices of the UFW formed to organize communities to participate in a consumer boycott of lettuce, grapes, wines, and other agricultural products. The primary activity of the office involved outreach efforts (mailing letters, hosting rallies and events) aimed at prominent members of the greater Boston area, including political leaders, church leaders, and business leaders, as well as college campuses...
Dates: 1966 - 1982
Abstract The UFW Michigan Boycott collection contains materials specific to the state, and the activities of the UFW within the state. The largest boycott in Michigan was of California grapes, and this is reflected in the numerous store surveys which the UFW conducted in an attempt to ascertain the amount of non-UFW wine available. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of material about the lettuce boycott. It must also be noted that there are a large quantity of materials...
Dates: 1964 - 1981
Abstract The UFW Minneapolis Boycott Office (a.k.a. Twin Cities Boycott Office) was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California, Texas, Arizona and other states. The main duties of the Minneapolis office were to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information and organizing...
Dates: 1959 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1975
Abstract The records of the UFW Missouri Boycott Office relate to the various strikes and boycotts that occurred nationally during the period of the 1970s. The Missouri Boycott Offices were located in two locations, Kansas City and St. Louis. The people directing these boycott offices worked on petitions, boycotts of grocery store chains and agricultural products, and raising awareness about the UFW’s dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.The majority of material in this...
Dates: 1968 - 1979
Abstract The records of the United Farm Workers Jersey City Boycott Office describe their attempts to limit the shipment and sale of on-union grapes through the coordination of an effective national boycott campaign.
Dates: 1968 - 1972
Abstract Arturo Rodriguez became president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1993 upon the death of Cesar Chavez, co-founder and president of the UFW from its start and Rodriguez’s father-in-law and mentor. Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1949 and attended Catholic schools there. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1971 and a Masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1973. Rodriguez learned of...
Dates: 1938 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1996
Abstract Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers, in 1962 at a convention he called. Growing up a migrant farm worker he honed his skills as an organizer with the Community Services Organization in California before splitting with them to form the NFWA. He would serve as president of the UFW until his death in 1993. These records reflect Chavez's beginnings with the CSO and the formative years of the NFWA, United Farm Workers Organizing...
Dates: 1947 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1998
Abstract The UFW Ohio Boycott was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California and other states. The main duty of all of the Ohio offices was to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information, and directing the boycott of certain agricultural crops within the state of...
Dates: 1967 - 1978
Abstract The Philadelphia boycott office primarily concerned itself with organizing letter writing campaigns to the growers, distributors (with special attention given to A&P), and public officials, and checking the local stores for boycotted grapes and lettuce. Attempts were made to influence these markets and the public not to purchase grapes and lettuce. The national boycott was organized by the United Farm Workers located in California.
Dates: 1968 - 1978
Abstract The Pittsburgh boycott office was set up and coordinated by the United Farm Workers Union to handle the organization of boycotted products and establishments in the state of Pennsylvania and its surrounding region. The office, headed by Frank Ortiz, Sr. Carol Dougherty, Barbara Macri and a number of others, dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products, or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including...
Dates: 1968 - 1978
Abstract Peter Velasco has served in a number of positions in the UFW. He worked as the Stockton, California Field Office Director, as the director of the Strike Defense Fund, was a board member of the Farm Workers Credit Union, and was a member of the National Executive Board member since 1973. He and his wife Dolores Ann also worked on the US Senate campaign of Tom Hayden in 1976. Peter Velasco died in 1995. His records consists of office files, largely from the time when Velasco was...
Dates: 1942 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1995
Abstract After college, Jocelyn Sherman started at the United Farm Workers (UFW) as a public relations representative and has been with the UFW for over 20 years. Sherman served as a documentary photographer for the UFW and as manager of the UFW’s public relations department before becoming the UFW’s Internet Communications Director.Sherman’s records consist of the UFW public relations department’s files from 1988 to 2001 and reflect her work with UFW campaigns during that era, including...
Dates: 1979 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1988 - 2001
Abstract UFW Publications is primarily comprised of serials and unique publications created by, or collected by the United Farm Workers of America, the National Farm Worker Ministry and support organizations, which assisted the UFW with its cause. Included in the collection are convention proceedings dating back to the official inception of the UFW, constitutions, bylaws and serials.
Dates: 1937 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1996
Abstract The UFW Support Committee of the World Justice and Peace Center was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1971 to lend religious support to the Wisconsin boycott. The committee was set up by the Capuchin Order of Franciscans and consisted of five Milwaukee-based religious communities that worked closely with the UFW Wisconsin state coordinators to publicize the plight of the striking farm workers. The support committee’s primary purpose focused on donation solicitation and picket and rally...
Dates: 1967 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1974
Abstract Part 1 of the UFW Texas Records contains boycott papers from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the UFW was organizing boycotts against companies like Safeway Supermarkets, and against products like Heublein wines and California grapes and lettuce. They also consist of office files of the UFW which document the establishment of the UFW, particularly the Service Center in Mc Allen, Texas and the UFW's involvement with a variety of local organizations including STACO (South Texas Association of...
Dates: 1960 - 1999
Abstract The Virginia Boycott office was set up by the United Farm Workers to handle the organization of boycotted products and/or establishments in the State of Virginia and its surrounding region. The office dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including migrant workers, illegal aliens, pesticide control, and the lobbying for or against specific legislation being...
Dates: 1966 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1980
Abstract The Washington, D.C. office focused primarily on the grape and lettuce boycotts coordinated by the United Farm Workers during this span of time. It also dealt with all types of legislation and Washington area organizations concerned with the lives of farm workers.
Dates: 1966 - 1976
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973 the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993. The papers of the Washington State Boycott Office of the United Farm Workers primarily record the 1970s activities of the UFW's Seattle support groups. These activities included the...
Dates: 1968 - 1979
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973 the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.The papers of the Wisconsin Boycott Office record the activities of the UFW primarily in Milwaukee during the mid 1970s, including several director's records. The office worked to...
Dates: 1972 - 1978
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973, the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.
Dates: 1969 - 1975
Abstract Mr. Kircher went to work in a defense plant in Cincinnati in 1941 and helped organize UAW Local 647. Subsequently, he held a number of staff positions with the UAW until 1955, when he became assistant director of organization of the AFL-CIO. From 1956 to 1964, Mr. Kircher served as assistant director of Region IX of the AFL-CIO. After returning to his former position as assistant director of organization (1 964-65), Kircher was appointed to succeed John W. Livingston as director of organization...
Dates: 1959 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1972
Abstract In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their...
Dates: 1976-05-11 - 1977-08-23
- Agricultural laborers 38
- Migrant workers 19
- Migrant agricultural laborers 18
- Agriculture 15
- Labor unions 11
- Strikes and lockouts 11
- Child labor 10
- Pesticides 9
- Farm work legislation 6
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 6
- Labor unions -- Organizing 6
- Strikes and lockouts --Agricultural laborers 5
- Labor 4
- Pesticides--Health aspects--California. 4
- Collective bargaining 3
- Contract negotiations 3
- Emigration and Immigration 3
- Labor leaders--United States 3
- Sound recordings 3
- Church work with migrant labor 2
- Hispanic Americans 2
- Oral histories 2
- California Politics and government 1
- Charity organization 1
- Child migrant agricultural laborers 1
- Citrus fruit industry 1
- Demonstrations 1
- Endowments 1
- Environmentalism 1
- Filipino Americans 1
- Fund raising 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Immigrants -- United States 1
- Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers--Periodicals. 1
- Michigan History 1
- Migrant agricultural laborers --Housing 1
- Photographs 1
- Picketing 1
- Posters 1
- Transcripts 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 5
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 5
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 3
- National Farm Workers Association 3
- AFL-CIO 2
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (U.S.) 2
- Ganz, Marshall 2
- National Farm Workers of America 2
- Rodriguez, Arturo S. 2
- Velasco, Peter 2
- AFSCME 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Andreini-Brophy, Anna 1
- Barber, Bob 1
- California Migrant Ministry 1
- Community Service Organization 1
- Cruz, Jesse de la 1
- Democratic National Convention (Miami Beach, Fla.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Dunbar, Leslie 1
- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Firm) 1
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 1
- Fletcher, Irwin 1
- Graves, Elaine 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Itlong, Larry 1
- Kircher, William 1
- Matthiessen, Peter 1
- Medina, Eliseo 1
- Michigan Council of Churches 1
- Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition 1
- Mott, Stewart R. 1
- National Farm Workers Service Center 1
- Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers 1
- Orendain, Antonio 1
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 1
- Salandini, Victor P., 1927- 1
- Sherman, Jocelyn 1
- Spectemur Agendo, Inc. 1
- Taylor, William W. 1
- Tramutola, Larry 1
- United Farm Workers. Toronto Boycott Office 1
- United Food and Commercial Workers International Union 1
- Velasco, Dolores 1
- Watson, Don 1
- World Justice and Peace Center. UFW Support Committee 1 ∧ view less
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