Farmworkers In The UFW

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Organizing the farmworkers was the first step, then came the demands for wage increase and better working conditions and when they realized that they were not being taken seriously then came the strikes. In the beginning there were small strikes, but as a union they started to get bigger and soon enough they were boycotting, picketing stores, and getting the consumers involved (Chicago Museum). Throughout this time there was only Chicano (Mexican-American) farmworkers in the UFW but they were quickly joined by farmworkers from different races and ethnic groups. In 1965 the Filipino members of the Agricultural Workers organizing committee and the UFW joined forces to produce a nationwide grape boycott (Chicago Museum), one of history’s

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