California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.
The Delano, Calif., grape strike brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
Union organizer Cesar Chavez' birthday, March 31, is celebrated in North Texas as it is across America.