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Farm Worker Gives Oath | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Farm Worker Gives Oath

Farm Worker Gives Oath | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Jesus Salas, center, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of working conditions in Wisconsin's agricultural and manufacturing industries. To the immediate left of Salas is a farm worker giving an oath to be sworn in to file claims for workmen's compensation at the Obreros Unidos office. Salas is interpreting for volunteer lawyers Allen Samson (far left) and E. Michael Mc Cann (right). In the background to the right hangs a banner that says "Obreros Unidos," with the United Farm Worker's Aztec eagle symbol in the circle. At the center background is a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the background to the left is a sign that says in English: "It is better to die barefoot but standing."<p>Trabajador agrícola da su juramento<p>Jesús Salas, en el centro, es el líder de Obreros Unidos, un grupo chicano a favor de los derechos de los trabajadores emigrantes que empezó en los años 1960 para mejorar las condiciones laborales en las industrias agrícolas y manufactureras en Wisconsin. Inmediatamente a la izquierda de Salas está un obrero agrícola dando su juramento para poder presentar reclamos de compensación de trabajadores en la oficina de Obreros Unidos. Salas está interpretando a los licenciados voluntarios, Allen Samson (al extremo izquierdo) y E. Michael Mc Cann (a la derecha). Al fondo y a la derecha cuelga un estandarte que dice "Obreros Unidos" y el símbolo de una águila Azteca de United Farm Workers en un círculo. Al fondo y al centro está un retrato de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Al fondo hacia la izquierda está un letrero que dice "Es mejor morir descalzo pero en pie."</p>
DESCRIPTION
Jesus Salas, center, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of working conditions in Wisconsin's agricultural and manufacturing industries. To the immediate left of Salas is a farm worker giving an oath to be sworn in to file claims for workmen's compensation at the Obreros Unidos office. Salas is interpreting for volunteer lawyers Allen Samson (far left) and E. Michael Mc Cann (right). In the background to the right hangs a banner that says "Obreros Unidos," with the United Farm Worker's Aztec eagle symbol in the circle. At the center background is a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the background to the left is a sign that says in English: "It is better to die barefoot but standing."

Trabajador agrícola da su juramento

Jesús Salas, en el centro, es el líder de Obreros Unidos, un grupo chicano a favor de los derechos de los trabajadores emigrantes que empezó en los años 1960 para mejorar las condiciones laborales en las industrias agrícolas y manufactureras en Wisconsin. Inmediatamente a la izquierda de Salas está un obrero agrícola dando su juramento para poder presentar reclamos de compensación de trabajadores en la oficina de Obreros Unidos. Salas está interpretando a los licenciados voluntarios, Allen Samson (al extremo izquierdo) y E. Michael Mc Cann (a la derecha). Al fondo y a la derecha cuelga un estandarte que dice "Obreros Unidos" y el símbolo de una águila Azteca de United Farm Workers en un círculo. Al fondo y al centro está un retrato de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Al fondo hacia la izquierda está un letrero que dice "Es mejor morir descalzo pero en pie."

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91325
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Wautoma
County:Waushara
State:Wisconsin
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:1114000039
Original Dimensions:6772 X 4569 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin grape boycotts and labor movement from: 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., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
SUBJECTS
Unions (labor)
Eyeglasses
Agriculture
Clothing and dress
Oaths
Hispanic Americans
Indoor photography
Men
Women
Political posters
Banners
Signs and signboards
Signs and symbols
Civil rights
Typewriters
Migrant labor
Offices

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