Labor News

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Today in history: Dolores Huerta is born in 1930

In 1962, Dolores Huerta and César Chávez launched the National Farm Workers Association; Huerta's organizing skills were essential to its growth.

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Grapes of Wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize

No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.

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Today in labor history: Farm Workers win after 17-year boycott

On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers of America reached agreement on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott.