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Cesar Chavez History

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Mexican-American Cesar Chavez was born on March 31st, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. Chavez who was born into a family. Chavez, who was born into a family with five children. His two brothers were named Richard and Librado, and his two sister were Vicki and Rita. His parent were Juana Estrada and Librado Chavez. His name were inspired by his granddad Cesario. He grew up as a migrant worker and those experience helped formed the kind of man he was. With the gathered experience, he later on formed the National Farm Workers Association in 1962, which is later on changed into United Farm Workers. Early in his life, he got exposed to the social injustice. Cesar, who was born and grew up in a small adobe home in Arizona, which was stolen…show more content…
The main objective of the organization was to unite the farm workers in order to help them deal with their problem in life. The organization movement was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr for his nonviolence philosophy. In 1965, in union with a Filipino organization known as the Agriculture Workers Organizing Committee to create the United Farm Workers Organizing committee and made a strike against Delano’s grape growers. The main purpose was to raise payment to $1.4 per hour or $.25 per box. The purpose of the strike is pretty clear with help gather more than 5,000 people to help the union all over United States. The following year, he led a 340-miles march along the California coast in order to gain state government to unite the farm workers together. During the time, they also got involve in conflict with other organizations as well. But in the end they manage to sign a three-year contract for pay raise with the grape growers. Their achievement was not only for the Mexican-American workers but for all the migrant workers in the nation. Although during the time, Chavez’s organization got into a conflict with another organization called Teamsters over the jurisdiction. But in the end, they managed to solve the problem by signing an agreement in 1971, which stated that the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee jurisdiction over the field workers
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