Today’s Labor Quote: Cesar Chavez
“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.”
On this date in 1996, the United Farm Workers reached agreement with Bruce Church on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott. The pact raised wages, provided company-paid health benefits to workers and their families, created a seniority system to deal with seasonal layoffs and recalls, and established a pesticide monitoring system. photo by: El Malcriado
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