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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Abstract The United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) was formed in 1966 with the merger of the National Farm Workers Association and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, and was the precursor to the United Farm Workers. Their records center mainly on their activities on behalf of California farm workers.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 15-18
Abstract Winthrop Yinger served as the Executive Director of the Fresno Area Council of Churches and the Fresno Area Migrant Workers and in the English Department of Fresno State College, where he established a repository of materials related to the farm worker movement. Mr. Yinger's papers relate to Cesar Chavez and the San Joaquin Valley Farm Workers Collection of Fresno State College.
Abstract This collection of correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, trial briefs and transcripts, and published pamphlets and leaflets, thoroughly documents the Worker's Defense League's efforts to obtain justice for labor organizers, government critics, victims of racial and economic discrimination, and conscientious objectors, through established, legal processes.
- Subject: Agricultural laborers X
- United Farm Workers 57
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
- National Farm Workers Association 6
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 5
- AFL-CIO 3
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 3
- Beffel, John Nicholas 2
- California Migrant Ministry 2
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (U.S.) 2
- Ganz, Marshall 2
- Industrial Workers of the World 2
- Itlong, Larry 2
- National Farm Workers of America 2
- National Sharecroppers’ Fund (U.S.) 2
- Rodriguez, Arturo S. 2
- Velasco, Peter 2
- AFSCME 1
- African National Congress 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Alatorre, Richard 1
- Alvarez, Kassie (Kassandra) 1
- Ambriz, Omar 1
- Andreini-Brophy, Anna 1
- Ashbaugh, Carolyn 1
- Aulisio, Dominique 1
- Austin, Dave (William David) 1
- Barger, W. K. (Walter Kenneth) 1
- Basaldua, Mayra 1
- Boutte, Lucy 1
- Brandt, Ed (Edgar) 1
- Burciaga, David 1
- Burgess, David S., 1917- 1
- Cabello, Cynthia 1
- Cabello, Sandy 1
- Castillo, Ana (Ana Yesenia) 1
- Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
- Community Service Organization 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cruz, Jesse de la 1
- Darweesh, Suzanne 1
- Democratic National Convention (Miami Beach, Fla.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Drake, James 1
- Dunbar, Leslie 1
- Elizondo, Abraham 1
- Filipino American Political Association 1
- Garcia, Chris 1
- Gomez, Adam 1
- Gomez, Anthony 1
- Gomez, Selene 1
- Graves, Elaine 1
- Higgins, George 1
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
- International Labour Organization 1
- Jacobi, Emily 1
- Jones, Alexandria 1
- Jones, Ronald 1
- LeBlanc, Pam (Pamela) 1
- Matthiessen, Peter 1
- Medina, Eliseo 1
- Michigan Council of Churches 1
- Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition 1
- Moses, Marion, M.D. 1
- Mott, Stewart R. 1
- National Farm Workers Service Center 1
- Nilsen, Ryan 1
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
- Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers 1
- Orendain, Antonio 1
- Padilla, Gilbert 1
- Perry, Roberta E. 1
- Public Services International 1
- Rabinovitz, Samuel 1
- Ramirez, Janie 1
- Reyes, Abel 1
- Reyes, Elizabeth 1
- Rodriguez, Carlos 1
- Rodriguez, Geraldo 1
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 1
- Sandman, Olgha Sierra 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Sharwood, Mark 1
- Sherman, Jocelyn 1
- Silos, Jesus 1
- Silos, Joel 1
- Silos, Marcelo 1
- Smith, Sydney D., 1915- 1
- Spectemur Agendo, Inc. 1
- Stevens-Jacobi, Freddi 1
- Stielow, Frederick 1
- Taylor, Ronald B. 1
- Taylor, William W. 1
- Thomas, Robert J. (Robert Joseph) 1
- Trickey, Sam (Samuel B.) 1
- Tussey, Richard B. 1
- United Farm Workers. Toronto Boycott Office 1
- United Food and Commercial Workers International Union 1
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
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