Category Archives: Unions

Mexican Americans in Chicago began to engage in politics through their unions. Picture of Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee (PWOC) and Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) float in the 1940 Mexican Independence Day parade. Continue reading

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Maida Springer, Pioneer Latina Labor Leader

Maida Springer was a Panama-born labor leader in New York who ran for office and championed civil rights. Continue reading

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Leaders of the Mexican American Generation: Biographical Essays

Leaders of the Mexican American Generation, a new anthology featuring thirteen historically important figures, includes a chapter by Kenneth C. Burt on former Los Angeles City Councilman and US Representative Edward Roybal. Continue reading

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