Zapata headed the land reform struggles of Mexican farmers and was a leader of the Mexican revolution.
And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Earlier this month I marched for three days with Florida's Immokalee farmworkers and their supporters.
The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.
Day by day for the last eight years, Santiago Perez has toiled in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla. It's not fun.
It's hard to make ends meet for many trailer residents.
Now awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is a bill to greatly strengthen the rights of the state's 400,000 farmworkers.
On Tuesday, farm workers launched a 13-day, 200-mile march, through California's rich agricultural Central Valley to the State Capitol in Sacramento.
The civil rights, labor and farm worker community is mourning the loss of Richard E. Chavez, long-time farm worker and civil rights advocate.
A bill to make it easier for California's 400,000 farmworkers to choose a union passed both houses of the California Legislature.