Caesar Chavez Case Study

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Caesar Chavez was born to Mexican immigrant parents in Yuma, Arizona 1927. When he was approximately 12 years old his parents migrated to California because of economic hardships to gain employment on the farm. The family worked at different locations in that state for about ten years. His education level was up to the 8th grade because after moving to California he never went back to school, but opted to work on the field with his parents. Caesar’s quest to become an activist stemmed from his childhood days on the farm where he witnessed firsthand the injustice the farm workers experienced; and also their exclusion from the Labor Relations Act in 1936. The fact that these workers were excluded from the union meant there was no one to give…show more content…
This caused a huge protest in December 2014 where thousands of angry protestors marched the streets of New York demanding justice. Some of the protestors stoned the vehicles of the police out of frustration. If Caesar was at that march he would call for a peaceful demonstration and try to solicit a meeting with stakeholders and come to a compromise.
Currently fruit pickers work under better conditions as those in Delano. They are given the proper tools, clothing and equipment that is conducive to the type of weather conditions and also the wages are much higher. Individuals have the choice whether they want to work as a fruit picker because the terms of employment are given to them prior to accepting the job.
I believe that one of the ways that farm workers can be treated differently is by their employers recognizing how valuable they are to the growth and development of their businesses. Throughout the film I got the impression there is politics and in almost everything in the United States and as long as individuals have money they can silence the powers that be. Most of the owners of the businesses fund the campaigns of these politicians and when they get into office to pass laws that are going to be in favor of those who fund their

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