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02793 viewsCALIFORNIA FARMWORKERS WERE REQUIRED TO SPEND HOURS AT A TIME STOOPED OVER USING A SHORT HANDLE HOE TO WEED OR THIN CROPS. NO SHADE, NO WATER OR TOILET PROVIDED, NO MINIMUM WAGE, NO REST BREAKS, NO UNEMPLOYMENT OR MEDICAL BENEFITS, NO JOB PROTECTION OF ANY KIND - NOT EVEN BETTER OFF THAN BEASTS OF BURDEN. IN 1965, BECAUSE OF CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS FARMWORKER MOVEMENT, THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT FORBADE THE USE OF THE SHORT HANDLED HOE.
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44769 viewsTHE DIGIORGIO BOYCOTT BROUGHT AN AGREEMENT TO HOLD SECRET BALLOT ELECTIONS FOR THE COMPANY'S FARMWORKERS. THESE ELECTIONS WOULD BE ADMINISTERED AND SUPERVISED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION AND THE BALLOT WOULD GIVE WORKERS ONE OF THREE CHOICES: "UFWOC" - "TEAMSTERS" - "NO UNION". CESAR CHAVEZ, FRED ROSS, DOLORES HUERTA AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS GO OVER THE ELIGIBILITY LIST OF DIGIORGIO WORKERS WHO WOULD BE ENTITLED TO VOTE.
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32766 viewsEASTER SUNDAY, 1966. CESAR CHAVEZ AND GILBERT PADILLA ON STAGE PREPARE FOR THE PROGRAM. MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT WERE ON HAND TO WELCOME THE DELANO STRIKERS AS THEY CROSSED OVER THE SACRAMENTO RIVER AND WALKED UP CAPITOL MALL TO THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING. GOVERNOR PAT BROWN SNUBBED THE FARMWORKERS; HE WAS VACATIONING AT THE ESTATE OF FRANK SINATRA IN PALM SPRINGS. HE WOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED GOVERNOR.
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07762 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ NOW TURNS TO THE AUDIENCE ON HIS RIGHT AND WITH A HARD RIGHT FIST AND A LOUDER VOICE DRAWS THEM IN. HIS LEFT HAND IS LOOSELY HELD IN CLOSE TO HIS BODY.
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34753 viewsCAPITALIZING ON THE SUCCESS OF THE MARCH TO SACRAMENTO - ONLY DAYS BEFORE THE FARMWORKERS ARRIVED IN SACRAMENTO, SCHENLEY INDUSTRIES, A MAJOR U.S. LIQUOR COMPANY RECOGNIZED THE NFWA AND AGREED TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT - CESAR CHAVEZ ORGANIZED A MARCH IN SAN FRANCISCO TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF A CONSUMER BOYCOTT AGAINST THE SAN FRANCISCO-BASED DIGIORGIO CORPORATION.
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31748 viewsIN THE LAST DAYS OF THE MARCH, THE CROWDS BECAME SO LARGE, THAT PARTS OF THE HIGHWAY HAD TO BE CLOSED TO ACCOMODATE THEM. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA WANTED TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT.
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DOLORES HUERTA, "CORKY" GONZALES AND CESAR CHAVEZ 1970746 views
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30732 viewsTHE DELANO STRIKERS WHO WERE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENTIRE 300-MILE MARCH, BROUGHT THEIR FAMILIES WITH THEM TO JOIN FOR THE FINAL WEEK BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE STATE CAPITOL.
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35715 viewsDELANO FARMWORKERS, JOINED BY OTHER LABOR UNION WORKERS, CAME TO SAN FRANCISCO TO MARCH AND CARRY "BOYCOTT DIGIORGIO" PICKET SIGNS.
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33710 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ AND THE MARCH TO SACRAMENTO GAVE FARMWORKERS HOPE. HE EMPOWERED THEM TO BELIEVE THAT IF THEY WERE WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR THE SAKE OF LA CAUSA, THEY WOULD HAVE A VOICE, THEY WOULD BE HEARD, THEY WOULD ENJOY THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER WORKERS IN THE U.S.
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DOLORES HUERTA AUDIO-TAPED BY GROWER JACK PANDOL ON THE PICKET LINE DELANO 1966698 views
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