What do you think first when you see farmworkers in the fields?
Asked at Monterey County Employees Credit Union in Salinas.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Follow-up: Who is Cesar Chavez?WILL SIGNORELLI | Salinas | Engineer
A: That they don’t get the day off.
Resume Builder: Cesar Chavez was an advocate for farmworkers.
DESIREE BARBA | Secretary for Department of Social Employment Services | Soledad
A: It’s touching, moving, beautiful. I’m a third generation Latina in the U.S.; my great grandparents went through a great struggle when they got here from Mexico. It’s intense because these people come here with nothing, and still struggle to make something of themselves.
Top Dog: Cesar Chavez set a very high standard for the Latinos in the U.S., through what he accomplished and stood for.
JESSE DELEON | Social Service Worker | Salinas
A: We need somebody to harvest the crops. The economy is dependent on that. Without them, our economy would be in turmoil.
Good Sign: A farmworker who was trying to set up the contracts for the farms. An icon.