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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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: Migrant workers X
- United Farm Workers 29
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 3
- Ganz, Marshall 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Barber, Bob 1
- Barger, W. K. (Walter Kenneth) 1
- Beffel, John Nicholas 1
- Burciaga, David 1
- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Firm) 1
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 1
- Filipino American Political Association 1
- Florida Christian Migrant Ministry 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Itlong, Larry 1
- Kern, Monsignor Clement 1
- Lopez, Robert 1
- Medina, Eliseo 1
- National Farm Workers Association 1
- National Farm Workers of America 1
- National Sharecroppers’ Fund (U.S.) 1
- Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers 1
- Rodriguez, Arturo S. 1
- Salandini, Victor P., 1927- 1
- Sharwood, Mark 1
- Sherman, Jocelyn 1
- Thomas, Robert J. (Robert Joseph) 1
- United Farm Workers. Toronto Boycott Office 1
- Workers Defense League 1 ∧ view less
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