Can Cesar Chavez Cope with Success?

Solkoff, Joel
May 1976
New Republic;5/22/76, Vol. 174 Issue 21, p13
Focuses on the contribution of Governor Cesar Chavez to the development of farm labor in California. Points of conflict between Chavez and the union Teamsters; Features of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act signed by Teamsters and the United Farm Workers of America, formed by Chavez; Statement of Chavez that farm workers could be force an entire industry to sign a contract with their union leaders; Use of the method of boycott, by Chavez to improve the conditions of farm labor in California; Planning of Chavez to boycott against United Brands' Chiquita bananas to force InterHarvest to sign a contract with his union; Assurance of Chavez that his union would replace the crew leader system with union-run hiring halls; Drawbacks of the system; Significance of social movements, explained by Chavez; Concerns of workers while signing contracts with Chavez; Victory of the Teamsters in this February's farmworker elections.


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