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The Rise and Fall of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers


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Kit
- 983 days ago - alternet.org
In his new book "Trampling Out the Vintage," Frank Bardacke traces the magnificent and tragic history of that groundbreaking union.



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Sue Matheson (76)
Monday April 16, 2012, 7:35 pm
thanks
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 10:07 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 10:17 am
thanks
 

Sofia Natsis (8)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 10:22 am
noted, thanks
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 10:30 am
Thanks Kit.
 

TomCat S. (231)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 11:01 am
I remember those days. He was one of the greats.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 1:43 pm
Thank you for bringing this courages mans story to C2. I hope many will read of his life if they are not familiar.
 

Yvonne White (233)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 2:39 pm
I remember that Chavez & the Farmer Workers Union... I can see how highly skilled but specialized workers might not think they needed a union..very interesting variations within "farm workers"!
 

Aimee A. (177)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 3:38 pm
Thanks for posting!
 

Michael T. (82)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 9:19 pm
When I was growing up, and for years afterward, ignorant of what was at stake, I used to hold a dim view of unions. I have since come to mourn the loss of unions in America. I now know what they actually accomplished. When I learned about them many of them had been tarnished by their association with organized crime and the mobs. My family suffered financially and in fear of what the mob could and did do. So my beliefs about them were tarnished by my own personal experience.

Over the last 30 years war has been waged by the electorate (Ronald Reagan included) and corporations since the later 1800's. Even Lincoln knew that labor was above capital and that without labor capital was nothing. The tables have been turned since then. And so have the fortunes of our country and the world. If we don't get labor unions back and strong its another nail in the coffin for working people, blue collar and middle class. I can't believe there hasn't been a resurgence prior to this. I know why there isn't one now. Everyone is afraid that one of the other 10 or 20 guys in line for the job will get it and not them so it is everyone for themselves. And I don't have a clue, in such an environment how to overcome that.
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 6:11 pm
Aah... you all must see "war on democracy" by John Pilger!
It clarifies a lot!
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:57 am
MLK and Chavez marched together--both movements were for social justice
 

Val R. (254)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:59 pm
Thanks Kit - he was a magnificent man - living in NM for a decade he was also well known -
 

David Johnson (15)
Friday April 20, 2012, 8:38 pm
Thanks Kit. Interesting article
 
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