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Harvesting Labor Rights: Chavez’s UFW At 50

On September 30, 1962, legendary Chicano civil rights activist Cesar Chavez founded what would become the United Farm Workers of America—and with migrant labor a...

PABLO ALVARADO: The New Cesar Chavez

Pablo Alvarado still remembers the terror he felt as a young, undocumented Salvadoran immigrant that morning in Woodland Hills, Calif., 13 years ago, when five...

LABOR: California Compromise

When Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal pushed through the nation's labor legislation in the '30s, one group of workers remained conspicuously unprotected: the farm...

LABOR: Render unto Cesar

In a bitter and sometimes violent struggle that dragged on for more than a decade, Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers Union battled the Teamsters in what the...

California: Cesar's War

As leader and prophet of "la Huelga," the California grape pickers' 35-month-old strike in the verdant San Joaquin Valley, Cesar Chavez, 41, has combined...

Religion: Tortilla Fiat

Tortilla Fiat FOR six years, Roman Catholic Priest Victor Salandini, now 43, has been a passionate promoter of Cesar Chavez's efforts to organize...

Churches: Victory in the Vineyards

Wearing rosaries and carrying a sequined banner that pictured the Virgin of Guadalupe, along with crudely lettered union slogans, 100 Mexican-American grape...

The USS Harvey Milk?

You could see this coming. As Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has colored outside the lines when naming new naval vessels, special pleadings were bound to follow. His...

PICKING A NEW FIGHT

"Show me the suffering of the most miserable So I will know my people's plight...Let the Spirit flourish and grow So that we will never tire of the struggle."...

The Politics of Separation

On the eve of the funeral of Chicano hero Cesar Chavez last April, UCLA Chancellor Charles Young announced that the school had decided against creating a...

Where Cleanliness Means Profits

Do those luscious-looking strawberries lining the shelves at the local supermarket carry a dangerous amount of residue from pesticides? Consumers have long...

Books: Secular Saint

DOROTHY DAY by William D. Miller Harper & Row; 527 pages; $18.95 We are put here to become saints," Dorothy Day declared, and with braid-crowned head thrust...

LABOR: Rendering to Cesar

Every day at dawn last week, Cesar Chavez was out in the green and gold California fields, pleading with Mexican, Filipino, Yemenite and native American...