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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1978, the United Farm Workers of America officially ended its historic table grape, lettuce and wine boycotts.
And on this date in 2002, union and student pressure forced Harvard university to adopt new labor policies raising wages for lowest-paid workers.
Today’s labor quote is by Emma Tenayuca, who led 12,000 pecan shellers – mostly Latino women – on a 3-month strike in San Antonio, Texas that began on this date in 1938. Emma Tenayuca, who said:
"I was arrested a number of times. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice."
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