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    This photograph shows a group of people marching in support of striking farm workers, including members of the Emergency Committee to Aid Farm Workers. The ECAFW was an activist group which lobbied for the discontinuance of the Bracero or foreign farm labor program under Public Law 78, and operated three federally funded antipoverty projects that provided counseling, basic educational skills and training to domestic farm workers. Max Mont Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

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    United Farm Workers

    "Viva la Huelga [Long Live the Strike]. Don't Buy Farah Pants!" In 1969 male workers from the cutting room voted to affiliate with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). Organizing soon spread to the rest of Farah’s five El Paso plants. When workers at Farah’s San Antonio plant were fired for joining a union-sponsored march in El Paso, more than 500 of them walked out; El Paso workers followed on May 9, 1972. The strike was quickly declared an unfair-labor-practice strike...

    United Farm Workers of America in the 1960's

    “We had an office in East Oakland when César Chavez and the United Farm Workers were marching from the valley to the state capital. The toxins being used on produce, particularly on lettuce, were causing all kinds or health problems for the workers and their families. They happened to be marching by our office so we saw them and started talking. They were hungry. We called and made arrangements to take them down to the community school because it had a big cafete

    United Farm Workers poster, "Viva La Huelga!". ca. 1960s. Photographer unknown. Poster. Collection of Oakland Museum of California. This 1960s poster promotes the United Farm Workers, an organization founded primarily by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta to improve the deplorable wages and working conditions that many migrant farm workers experienced in California fields.