Farmworker Movement Documentation Project - Presented by the UC San Diego Library

S.F. Chronicle Labor Editor Dick Meister (center) with Chron Reporters / 1967

Note from the Publisher

In addition to this “Dick Meister Archive” presented here as part of the 50th Anniversary Project – and mostly all written after the death of Cesar Chavez in 1993 –  the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project has compiled all of Dick Meister’s farmworker movement-related writing between 1965 and 2009 and it may  be found in the “Dick Meister Labor Writer Archive”

A recently uncovered Dick Meister interview with Cesar Chavez  (September 26, 1972) may be found at the close of this chapter underneath the radio commentary photo of Dick Meister.


Dick Meister Archive

Farm Worker Columns / 2001-2012

SI SE PUEDE

 A collection of columns, articles and radio scripts on farm labor by Dick Meister, former Labor Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom. Co-author of “A Long Time Coming: The Struggle to Unionize America’s Farm Workers” (Macmillan 1977).

THE BITTER HARVEST IN WINE COUNTRY

OCTOBER 1972 – LETTER FROM CESAR CHAVEZ TO DICK MEISTER

AGRIBUSINESS’ NAKED, GREEDY GRAB

FARMWORKERS NEED MORE THAN A HOLIDAY

NO WATER, NO TOILET, NO ELECTRICITY

GIVE BRACEROS THEIR MONEY!

THE LEGACY OF WHEATLAND

AN HONEST DAY’S PAY FOR FARMWORKERS

LABOR’S GREAT OPPORTUNITY

A RARE, UNHERALDED CHAMPION OF AMERICAN WORKERS

THE LEGACY OF JOHN STEINBECK

THE FARMWORKERS’ BEST CHANCE

THE UFW’S MARCH FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE

NEW HOPE FOR FARM WORKERS

HIGH HOPES FOR FARM WORKERS

HEEDING THE LESSONS OF CESAR CHAVEZ

A CHANCE TO END BARBARITY ON THE FARM

FARM WORKERS AGAINST GOLIATH – AGAIN

BUSH OPTS FOR POISON

YOU WILL EAT, BYE AND BYE

THE COURAGE OF ROSE BIRD

FARM WORKERS NEED FEDERAL HELP NOW

WHAT CESAR CHAVEZ TAUGHT US

DON’T BITE THE HANDS THAT FEED US

CESAR CHAVEZ – A NATIONAL HERO

JUST A PENNY MORE

VIVA LA CAUSA!

A TRAILBLAZING ORGANIZERS’ ORGANIZER

TOBACCO’S OTHER VICTIMS

NEW TARGETS FOR TOMATO PICKERS

A SUMMER OF DEADLY HEAT

SI SE PUEDE – THE LEGACY OF CESAR CHAVEZ

LET THE EAGLE FLY!

AN EXTRAORDINARILY GOOD MAN

THE INVALUABLE LEGACY OF WILLARD WIRTZ

STOP CHILD LABOR ON THE FARM!

FARM WORKERS NEED MORE PAY, LESS WORK

ERNESTO GALARZA -MAN OF FIRE

JACK HALL – ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FENCE

FARM WORKERS NEED DRASTIC CHANGE

AN UNSUNG CHAMPION OF FARM LABOR

THE GROWER WHO MADE IT HAPPEN

VIVA EL BOICOTTEODON’T BE A MARSHMALLOW!

THE FARM WORKERS’ FILIPINO AMERICAN CHAMPION

1968 - San Francisco Labor Writer Dick Meister (left)

 

Labor Writer Dick Meister Presenting Radio Commentary

 INTERVIEW OF CESAR CHAVEZ BY DICK MEISTER / SEPTEMBER 26, 1972

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