June 4, 2009
Fields of Fury: UFW flags were a common symbol in Salinas fields during the ’70s when Chavista farmworkers went on strike after growers signed contracts with the Teamsters union.
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Salinas Valley growers feared a repeat of Delano. In 1970 Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers successfully won a contract with major grape grower Giumarra after violent clashes in the fields and a nationwide ...