About

The United Farm Workers UFW) is the first successful and most influential farm labor union in the United States. Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, the UFW has consistently battled for over 40 years to organize farm workers, raise wages, improve working conditions and win new collective bargaining, legal and legislative protections for the poorest and most abused working people in America. Today, the union, under the leadership of UFW President Arturo Rodriguez, continues Cesar Chavez’s legacy of fighting for social justice by actively participating in the legislative and political process as well as engaging in labor, water, pesticide, health care, housing and economic development issues. For extensive historical background on Cesar Chavez and the movement he founded as well as details on current farm worker issues as well as links to related movement entities, visit the UFW’s award-winning web site at http://www.ufw.org where you can also join our listserve and get regular updates.

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  1. […] United Farm Workers – a grassroots, immigrant rights group for improved farm labor conditions and legal reforms – posted a memorial on their blog in honor of Kennedy's friendship and support, entitled “Remembering our Long Time Friend, Senator Edward Kennedy“, saying: Year after year, Sen. Kennedy stood shoulder to shoulder with the farm workers in good times and bad during marches and rallies, political campaigns and legislative battles from the halls of the United States Senate to the dusty farm fields of California: […]

  2. […] United Farm Workers – a grassroots, immigrant rights group for improved farm labor conditions and legal reforms – posted a memorial on their blog in honor of Kennedy’s friendship and support, entitled “Remembering our Long Time Friend, Senator Edward Kennedy“, saying: Year after year, Sen. Kennedy stood shoulder to shoulder with the farm workers in good times and bad during marches and rallies, political campaigns and legislative battles from the halls of the United States Senate to the dusty farm fields of California: […]

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