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Striking Farm Worker Displays Union Button

Striking Farm Worker Displays Union Button | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Farm worker Conrado Lopez, on strike against Libby, McNeill & Libby, displays his "Huelga! — NFWA" union button with its trademark black eagle symbol in a red circle on the center. "Huelga!" means "Strike!" in Spanish. NFWA, started by Chicano activist Cesar Chavez, stood for the National Farm Workers of America whose members were predominantly Latino. In 1966, NFWA merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), whose members were mostly Filipino American, to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). AWOC, then subsequently the UFWOC, were supported by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).<p>Grape boycotts in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos (United Workers), an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s.  <p></p>Un trabajador agrícola haciendo huelga muestra su botón de apoyo al sindicato <p></p>Trabajador agrícola, Conrado López en huelga contra Libby, McNeill & Libby, muestra su botón de apoyo al sindicato que dice "Huelga! — NFWA" con el símbolo reconocible de una águila en negro y en un círculo rojo al centro. La NFWA fue empezada por el activista chicano Cesar Chávez, cuales miembros de la National Farm Workers of America eran predominantemente latinos. En 1966, la NFWA se unió con el comité organizador de trabajadores agrícolas o Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), cuales miembros eran mayormente filipino-americanos, y estas dos organizaciones formaron el comité organizador de trabajadores agrícolas unidos o United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). Primero AWOC y luego UFWOC fueron apoyados por la American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), la federación americana de trabajadores y congreso de organizaciones industriales. <p></p> Los boicots de uva en Wisconsin fueron organizados por el sindicato local de trabajadores agrícolas, Obreros Unidos, un esfuerzo independiente del sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960.
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Farm worker Conrado Lopez, on strike against Libby, McNeill & Libby, displays his "Huelga! — NFWA" union button with its trademark black eagle symbol in a red circle on the center. "Huelga!" means "Strike!" in Spanish. NFWA, started by Chicano activist Cesar Chavez, stood for the National Farm Workers of America whose members were predominantly Latino. In 1966, NFWA merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), whose members were mostly Filipino American, to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). AWOC, then subsequently the UFWOC, were supported by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

Grape boycotts in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos (United Workers), an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s.

Un trabajador agrícola haciendo huelga muestra su botón de apoyo al sindicato

Trabajador agrícola, Conrado López en huelga contra Libby, McNeill & Libby, muestra su botón de apoyo al sindicato que dice "Huelga! — NFWA" con el símbolo reconocible de una águila en negro y en un círculo rojo al centro. La NFWA fue empezada por el activista chicano Cesar Chávez, cuales miembros de la National Farm Workers of America eran predominantemente latinos. En 1966, la NFWA se unió con el comité organizador de trabajadores agrícolas o Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), cuales miembros eran mayormente filipino-americanos, y estas dos organizaciones formaron el comité organizador de trabajadores agrícolas unidos o United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). Primero AWOC y luego UFWOC fueron apoyados por la American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), la federación americana de trabajadores y congreso de organizaciones industriales.

Los boicots de uva en Wisconsin fueron organizados por el sindicato local de trabajadores agrícolas, Obreros Unidos, un esfuerzo independiente del sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:86907
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Fall River
County:Columbia
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about unions from http://www.ufw.org.

Information about Wisconsin grape boycotts from and photograph published in page 2 of: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p.

SUBJECTS
Agriculture
Clothing and dress
Hats
Hispanic Americans
Men
Moustache
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Signs and symbols
Agricultural laborers
Migrant labor
Strikes and lockouts

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