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Labor Unions
  1. U.S. Labor Unions in the 1940s
  2. U.S. Unions in the Cold War
  3. Public worker unions in the United States
  4. Decline in Strike Activity in the US
  5. Union Membership Across the United States
  6. Right-to-Work Laws
  7. Types of Unions in the United States
  8. The AFL-CIO
  9. Labor Contracts in the United States
  10. Strikes in the United States
  11. What Happens During a Strike
  12. Long Strikes and Violence
  13. The 1964 Civil Rights Act
  14. Union Campaign Contributions and Political Influence
  15. Unions and Politics
  16. U.S. Unions in the 90s and Today
  17. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: George Meany
  18. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: John L. Lewis
  19. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Walter Reuther
  20. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: A. Philip Randolph
  21. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Jimmy Hoffa
  22. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Caesar Chavez
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A close-up photo of Caesar Chavez.
Caesar Chavez in 1966.
Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.
Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Caesar Chavez
Caesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 and led the union until his death in 1993. He championed the rights of poor migrant and immigrant farm laborers. Chavez is best known for initiating a national boycott of table grapes to support his union's efforts to unionize the grape industry. Throughout the United States, people sympathetic to the grape pickers stopped buying table grapes in support of their efforts. Click on PICTURES below to see a photo of backbreaking work in the strawberry fields in 1996. Click on AV below to view a film about Chavez’s life work.
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