AFL-CIO Going All-Out to Organize Strawberry Field Workers
Dine, Philip, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Can strawberries nourish the American labor movement?
Granted, the little red fruit isn't your ordinary weapon of class warfare.
But organized labor is hoping that it will be to the 1990s what grapes were to the 1960s, when Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers rallied the conscience - and pocketbooks - of many in support of the Mexican farmworkers of California. Actually, labor hopes for more, because this time the AFL-CIO has put its weight full-square behind the strawberry workers and their UFW. Three decades ago, a more cautious AFL-CIO distanced itself initially from the scruffy agricultural workers of the West Coast. New AFL-CIO President John Sweeney's …
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