United Farm Workers
The United Farm Workers of America (UFWA) (Spanish: Unión de Campesinos) is a labor union created from the merging of two groups, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) led by Filipino organizer Larry Itliong, and the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) led by César Chávez. This union changed from a workers' rights organization that helped workers get unemployment insurance to that of a union of farmworkers almost overnight, when the NFWA went out on strike in support of the mostly Filipino farmworkers of the AWOC in Delano, California who had previously initiated a grape strike on September 8, 1965. The NFWA and the AWOC, recognizing their common goals and methods, and realizing the strengths of coalition formation, jointly formed the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee on August 22, 1966. This organization was accepted into the AFL-CIO in 1972 and changed its name to the United Farmworkers Union.
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... Honors Farmworkers and César Chávez In July 2008 the farm worker Ramiro Carrillo Rodriguez, 48, died of a heat stroke ... According to United Farm Workers, he is the "13th farm worker heat death since CA Governor Schwarzenegger took office" in 2003 ...
... Collective bargaining rights for most hourly workers in the United States were first given legal protection in 1933 by Section 7a of the National ... of the Act, the Roosevelt administration, eager to win the political support of farm-state members of Congress, argued that farm workers were excluded ... in 1935, it specifically exempted agricultural workers due to pressure from the "farm bloc" in Congress ...
... There he worked briefly in 1971 for the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, the predecessor of United Farm Workers of America (UFW) in its New York office ... After leaving UFW, Perente founded the Eastern Farm Workers Association (EFWA) in Suffolk County, New York, an agricultural region on Long Island ...
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