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Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Marshall Ganz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural ... More


Beginnings: Immigrants, Radicals, and the AFL (1900–1959)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

From 1900 to 1950, three waves of attempts at organizing farm workers failed to win a single multiyear contract, establish a sustainable farm workers union, or reform the rules governing the farm ... More


New Opportunities, New Initiatives: AWOC, Teamsters, and the FWA (1959–1962)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, changes in American political, economic, and social life—and the expectation that the bracero program was in its final days—once again opened a door for organizers ... More


A Storm Gathers: Two Responses (1963–1965)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Between 1963 and 1965, the imminent demise of the bracero program and the gathering momentum of the civil rights movement created new organizing opportunities and new resources for farm worker ... More


The Great Delano Grape Strike (1965–1966)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

On September 8, 1965, 800 Filipino workers organized by Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) struck ten Delano grape growers, demanding a wage of $1.40 an hour plus 25 cents per box. Two ... More


Launching a New Union (1966–1967)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

When the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) affiliated with the AFL-CIO to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), ethnic leaders, radical organizers, and the AFL found ... More


Meeting the Counterattack: DiGiorgio, the Teamsters, and UFWOC (1966)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Even as the breakthrough with Schenley yielded a host of new opportunities for the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), it called forth a powerful counterattack from the other Delano growers, ... More


Epilogue

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the United Farm Workers' (UFW) early years, the accountability to farm workers and supporters was real. They held resources without which the project could not go forward. Competitive ... More


Takin’ It to the Courts: Legal Services, the UFW, and the Battle for the Worst Jobs in the World

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the conflict between domestic workers and guestworkers as the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), with the Florida Rural Legal Services, became involved in a struggle for “the ... More


Introduction: How David Beat Goliath

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

By 1977 the United Farm Workers (UFW) had successfully negotiated more than 100 union contracts, recruited a dues-paying membership of more than 50,000, and secured enactment of the California ... More


A Blossoming of Red Flags: The Salinas UFWOC Strike of 1970

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee's (UFWOC) 1970 strike in the Salinas Valley and the various groups of UFWOC allies and detractors involved. It first considers the ... More


Fields of Dreams: Farm Worker Housing

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter completes the examination of the transformation in rural settings of what was once extensive ownership by Mexicans of land in the U.S. Southwest by surveying the miserable state of ... More


The Farmworker Movement in the Post-Bracero Era

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the farmworker movement in the Salinas Valley after the termination of the Bracero Program. It first considers the rise of Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Organizing ... More


Introduction: Farm Workers in the Machine

Curtis Marez

in Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816672318
eISBN:
9781452954288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672318.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The introduction analyzes the competing visual cultures of agribusiness futurism and farm worker futurism in order to theorize what I call campesino modernity, a social formation based in the ... More


Conclusion: The Farmworker Justice Movement, 1970 to the Present

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book has emphasized the importance of agriculture-centered communities in the past, present, and future of Latinos in the United States and concludes with an analysis of the farmworker justice ... More


Resisting Rollbacks: California, 1982–1990

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the responses of environmentalists and labor unions to California Governor George Deukmejian’s pesticide deregulation efforts in the 1980s. Deukmejian committed himself to ... More


From Third Cinema to National Video: Visual Technologies and UFW World Building

Curtis Marez

in Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816672318
eISBN:
9781452954288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672318.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Two examines the relationships between the worlds envisioned in UFW film and video, on the one hand, and visions of Cold War geopolitics on the other. Whereas UFW films from the 1970s ... More


Patronage and Progress: The Bracero Program from the Perspective of Mexico

Michael Snodgrass

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter explores Mexico's evolution into the world's premier emigrant-sending nation through an analysis of state migration policies, especially the Bracero Program (1942–64). The bilateral ... More


¡Ya Basta! Latino/a Protestant Activism in the Chicano/a and Farm Workers Movements

Paul Barton

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the responses of los Protestantes in the US Southwest to the Chicano/a and farm worker movements, illuminating their role in the public arena during the last thirty-five years. ... More


Activism across the Diaspora: The Tejano Farmworker Movement in Wisconsin

Marc Simon Rodriguez

in The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834640
eISBN:
9781469603254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877661_rodriguez.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on twenty-two-year-old Jesus Salas, a college student and the son of a migrant contractor and restaurant owner from Crystal City, Texas. Salas organized a “March on Madison” to ... More


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