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Abstract Bob Barber worked as a journalist, writing for the United Farm Workers publication, El Malcriado, reporting for KSAN and KPFA radio stations in California’s Bay Area, and as a freelance writer. His papers center on his activities as a reporter covering California farm labor election issues during the years 1973 to 1977. The collection includes over sixty hours of taped interviews with UFW organizers, union members, Teamsters, growers and others. In addition, the collection contains a unique...
Dates: 1973 - 1979
Abstract Philip Vera Cruz (Dec 25, 1904 – June 12, 1994) was born in Saoag, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He worked on farms in the Philippines before traveling to the United States in 1926. Vera Cruz worked several odd jobs around the Midwest, but was not active in any union before moving to California in 1943 and becoming a farm worker. He joined the Agricultural Worker Organizing Committee (AWOC) and soon became a leader in farm workers rights. In 1965 he was an active force in the AWOC decision to...
Dates: 1966 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1975
Abstract Richard Alatorre was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from James A. Garfield High School in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1965. He later went on to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Alatorre taught in several California universities before becoming an aide to California Assemblyman Walter Karabian and State Senator Alfred Song in 1968. Before this he was Western...
Dates: 1969 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1974
Abstract Clippings, briefs, transcripts, correspondence, notes, and other materials gathered by Mr. Haughton, who served with the U.S. Social Security Board (1941-42); the Detroit and National War Labor boards (1942-45); the U.S. Conciliation Service (1946-47); the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley (1947-50); as impartial arbitrator for the UAW and Ford Motor Company (1950-55); and, with Wayne State University, first as director of the Institute of Labor and...
Dates: 1946 - 1969
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...
Dates: 1971 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979
Abstract The UFW grew out of several farm workers organizations in the 1960s and was led for over thirty years by Cesar Chavez. The Information and Research Department serves as the research center for the union, collecting materials of interest in many areas importantin to the organization. Their records reflect the range of services which the union provided for its members, including legal and immigration assistance, workman's compensation claims, healthcare, and grievance mediation. Other subjects...
Dates: 1939 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1977
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 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
- Boycotts 5
- Agricultural laborers 4
- Agriculture 3
- Child labor 3
- Labor 3
- Migrant workers 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 2
- Labor unions 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Migrant agricultural laborers 2
- Education 1
- Immigrants -- United States 1
- Oral histories 1
- Pesticides 1
- Transcripts 1
- Women labor union members -- United States 1 ∧ view less
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 1
- Alatorre, Richard 1
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Barber, Bob 1
- California Migrant Ministry 1
- Communication Workers of America 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Firm) 1
- Haughton, Ronald Waring, 1916- 1
- Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 1
- International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 163 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Itlong, Larry 1
- Kornbluh, Joyce L. 1
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 1
- National Farm Workers Association 1
- National Farm Workers of America 1
- Program on Women and Work 1
- Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Textile Workers Union of America 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers of America 1 ∧ view less
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