STORY: Hurdles to organizing farmworkers

Gosia Wozniacka Uncategorized

The UFW has not received a lot of positive press lately. The famous farmworker union, started by the late Cesar Chavez, has been struggling with a dwindling membership and lack of relevance among workers in the fields. Currently, its ranks are minuscule and many farmworkers don’t know about its existence. The UFW says there is a reason for those dwindling numbers. The union is launching a new campaign to pass a bill that would help them rid of that problem, increase union ranks _ and, union leaders say, help improve conditions in the fields. Read the story here or link to PDF

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