Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

March 17, 1966 Farm Workers March

In September of 1965, Filipino-American grape workers walked out on strike against table and wine grape growers, protesting years of poor pay and cruel conditions. The Filipino workers asked the latino workers to join their strike.   Cesar Chavez and other leaders believed it was too soon to strike, but also knew how growers historically…

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March 8th 1908 Garment Workers Strike, International Women’s Day

Thousands of workers in the New York garment industry demonstrated and began a strike for higher wages, a shorter workday and an end to child labor. Those who organized, primarily immigrant women defied the labor leaders who believed they were unable to advocate for themselves. Their rallying cry, QUOTE “We’d rather starve quick than starve…

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