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The Struggle in the Fields
(Chicano! series)

VHS
57 minutes
E184 .M5 R6341 1996 v.2

Chronicles the efforts of farmworkers to form a national labor union. Under the leadership of nonviolence advocate Cesar Chavez, farmworkers launched a strike against California grape growers in 1965, demanding better working conditions and fair wages. In 1970, they undertook a national table grape boycott that eventually led to the first union contracts in farm labor history. An important milestone on the struggle was the passage of the California Labor Relations Act.

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