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Abstract Dolores Huerta champions the rights of farm workers and Latinos. As a young teacher her experiences in classrooms filled with hungry children of migrant farm workers led her to believe that an even greater need was organizing farm workers. Dolores first met Cesar Chavez in the late 1950s while organizing farm workers under the name of the Agricultural Workers Association. In 1962 they founded the National Farm Workers Association in Delano, California. Today, Dolores Huerta continues to place...
Dates: 1970 - 1995
Abstract Elaine Graves served on the staffs of both the United Farm Workers and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Her papers, while gathered during her tenure with AFSCME, reflect her continued interest with the UFW boycott effort.
Dates: 1972 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1978
Abstract Founded in Toledo, OH in 1967 by Baldemar Valasquez, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) represents migrant workers in the agricultural industry, and seeks to promote and protect the right of farm workers to actively participate in decisions that affect their conditions. FLOC centered their efforts not on growers, who the organization realized were relatively powerless, but on the large food processing companies who ran the agricultural business and ultimately controlled farm workers...
Dates: 1967 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989
Abstract Subjects include: United Farm Workers; Cesar Chavez; organizing farm workers; agricultural labor relations cases; boycott in Canada; UFW National Executive Board; Jessica Govea; medical programs
Dates: 1968 - 1980
Abstract The Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition, active from 1978 through the 1990s, worked to assist farm workers’ organizing efforts and to improve their access to health care and education. This collection consists of photographs documenting their activities and the activities of related organizations, as well as audio recordings, posters, banners, and other ephemera.
Dates: 1953 - 1993
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 One of the largest boycott offices in Canada was located in Toronto. Coordinated by Bill Masterson, Jessica Govea, Marshall Ganz and others, the Toronto boycott staff and volunteers, including church and student groups, led a successful campaign against the sale and shipment of non-union grapes in Canada.
Dates: 1973 - 1978
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.
Dates: 1961 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1973
Abstract The Florida Boycott office was created by the UFW to handle the boycott of designated products in the state of Florida. It also served as a base for the UFW’s lobbying at the Democratic National Convention in Miami in 1972.
Dates: 1961 - 1983
Abstract The Florida Boycott office was created by the UFW to handle the boycott of designated products in the state of Florida. Files consist of boycott correspondence, reports, newsletters, research materials and UFW negotiations with the Coca-Cola Company and to a larger degree, the citrus industry.
Dates: 1962 - 1992
Abstract The Hawaii Boycott Committee of the United Farm Workers was formed in the latter part of 1968 under the auspices, and with the support, of the Hawaii AFL-CIO. The collection documents its function to promote the boycott of California table grapes throughout the state of Hawaii.
Dates: 1968 - 1970
Abstract The UFW Illinois Boycott was a part of the nationwide boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts aimed to end the sale of non-union grapes and lettuce. The main duty of the Chicago office, which was led by Eliseo Medina, was to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information, and directing the boycott of specific stores within Illinois. This collection contains flyers,...
Dates: 1962 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1974
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 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 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 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 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
- Migrant agricultural laborers 20
- Agricultural laborers 17
- Labor unions 5
- Migrant workers 5
- Child labor 4
- Pesticides 4
- Strikes and lockouts 4
- Agriculture 3
- Strikes and lockouts -- Agricultural laborers 3
- Church work with migrant labor 2
- Collective bargaining 2
- Emigration and Immigration 2
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 2
- Hispanic Americans 2
- Labor 2
- Labor leaders -- United States 2
- Pesticides -- Health aspects -- California 2
- Charity organization 1
- Child migrant agricultural laborers 1
- Citrus fruit industry 1
- Civil rights 1
- Community organization 1
- Demonstrations 1
- Farm work legislation 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- Periodicals 1
- Migrant agricultural laborers -- Housing 1
- Minorities 1
- Photographs 1
- Picketing 1
- Posters 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- United Farm Workers 19
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 3
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (U.S.) 2
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 2
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
- National Farm Workers of America 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 1
- California Migrant Ministry 1
- Democratic National Convention (Miami Beach, Fla.) 1
- Ganz, Marshall 1
- Graves, Elaine 1
- Itlong, Larry 1
- Medina, Eliseo 1
- Michigan Council of Churches 1
- Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition 1
- National Farm Workers Association 1
- Rodriguez, Arturo S. 1
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 1
- United Farm Workers. Toronto Boycott Office 1
- Velasco, Peter 1 ∧ view less
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