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IntroductionIntroduction by Mark Pitt

The following photos were taken between January 1973 and December 1974. During that period of time I worked with the United Farm Workers in Belle Glade, Florida; Cleveland, OH; and Columbus, OH. I tried to capture highlights or important events that the union was involved in during this period.

The Florida photos were taken between January and April 1973. At that time the union was involved in organizing efforts in the Belle Glade area, administration of the Minute Maid contract, and the lettuce boycott. In addition, the Florida Agriculture Industry attempted to pass legislation, which would have banned the use of hiring halls in union contracts.

After the California grape growers and the Teamsters Union conspired to destroy the UFW, the union's organizing efforts in Florida came to an end, and many of the staff was sent to work on the boycott in Ohio.

In the summer of 1973 a large contingent of UFW strikers joined the boycott efforts in Cleveland, which created an exciting summer of boycott activities.

As I recall, my camera was either stolen or lost while working in Columbus. I could not afford to replace the camera therefore my efforts to document UFW activities came to an end.

(Photo captions provided by LeRoy Chatfield)

FLORIDA ANTI-UFW LEGISLATION 1973


1973-UFW-Florida-Farmworker.jpg

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FLORIDA FARMWORKERS 1973


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FLORIDA SUGAR CANE WORKERS 1973


1973-West-Indian-Cane-Cutte.jpg

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UFW CLEVELAND BOYCOTT 1973


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UFW COLUMBUS OHIO BOYCOTT 1974


1974-Cesar-Chavez-and-Elise.jpg

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UFW HUGH TAGUE IN FLORIDA 1973


Hugh Tague & Florida Farmworkers.jpg

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UFW LORAIN OHIO BOYCOTT 1973


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UFW MIAMI FLORIDA BOYCOTT 1973


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