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Jesus Salas Addresses Rally Crowd

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Wisconsin agricultural labor union Oberos Unidos founder Jesús Salas addressing a rally crowd from a podium after a farm worker demonstration. The crowd is both grouped behind him on steps and standing in front of him.<p>Obreros Unidos translates to "United Workers." According to David Giffey and Jesús Salas, Obreros Unidos was a migrant farm-worker labor union which grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s, deeply rooted in Mexico and South Texas. The union was created by workers to address discriminatory, oppressive living and working conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere in in the northern parts of the United States. Salas, a third-generation farm worker whose family relocated to Wautoma in 1958, became the union's leader.  <p></p>Jesús Salas se dirige al público durante una protesta<p></p>Jesús Salas, fundador de Obreros Unidos, un sindicato para trabajadores agrícolas en Wisconsin, se dirige al público desde un podio después de una demonstración de trabajadores agrícolas. La gente está agrupada detrás de él en unos escalones y parados enfrente de él.  <p></p> Obreros Unidos se traduce a "United Workers" en inglés. De acuerdo a David Giffey y Jesús Salas, Obreros Unidos fue un sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes que se desarrollo en Wisconsin durante los años 1960, y con raíces profundas en México y el sur de Texas. El sindicato fue formado por trabajadores para combatir las prácticas discriminatorias, las condiciones opresivas de vivienda y de trabajo en Wisconsin y en otros lugares en las partes del norte de los Estados Unidos. Salas, parte de una tercera generación de trabajadores agrícolas, cuya familia se mudo a Wautoma en 1958, se volvió el líder del sindicato.
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Wisconsin agricultural labor union Oberos Unidos founder Jesús Salas addressing a rally crowd from a podium after a farm worker demonstration. The crowd is both grouped behind him on steps and standing in front of him.

Obreros Unidos translates to "United Workers." According to David Giffey and Jesús Salas, Obreros Unidos was a migrant farm-worker labor union which grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s, deeply rooted in Mexico and South Texas. The union was created by workers to address discriminatory, oppressive living and working conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere in in the northern parts of the United States. Salas, a third-generation farm worker whose family relocated to Wautoma in 1958, became the union's leader.

Jesús Salas se dirige al público durante una protesta

Jesús Salas, fundador de Obreros Unidos, un sindicato para trabajadores agrícolas en Wisconsin, se dirige al público desde un podio después de una demonstración de trabajadores agrícolas. La gente está agrupada detrás de él en unos escalones y parados enfrente de él.

Obreros Unidos se traduce a "United Workers" en inglés. De acuerdo a David Giffey y Jesús Salas, Obreros Unidos fue un sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes que se desarrollo en Wisconsin durante los años 1960, y con raíces profundas en México y el sur de Texas. El sindicato fue formado por trabajadores para combatir las prácticas discriminatorias, las condiciones opresivas de vivienda y de trabajo en Wisconsin y en otros lugares en las partes del norte de los Estados Unidos. Salas, parte de una tercera generación de trabajadores agrícolas, cuya familia se mudo a Wautoma en 1958, se volvió el líder del sindicato.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:87004
Creation Date: 1966
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Lansing
County:
State:Michigan
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000019
Original Dimensions:4577 X 3225 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information source for Obreros Unidos: 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
Unions (labor)
Clothing and dress
Eyeglasses
Public speaking
African Americans
Hispanic Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Demonstrations
Nuns
Priests
Civil rights
Microphones
Migrant labor

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