César Chavez And the Teamsters

Barnes, Peter
May 1973
New Republic;5/19/73, Vol. 168 Issue 20, p14
Discusses the difficulties experienced by United Farm Worker (UFW) organizer Cesar Chavez in building a union of farmworkers in the United States. Establishment of rules whereby growers would send in work orders to the hiring halls and the union would fill the orders by dispatching workers in order of their seniority; Purpose of the seniority system; Desire of UFW to reform the basic nature of large-scale agriculture and protect its members against pesticides and mechanization; UFW's strongest asset.


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