Tag Archives: CIO

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

Posted in Midwest, Unions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Clinton Jencks and Mexican American Miners in New Mexico

A bool review for James J. Lorence’s Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest. Jencks is credited for empowering subjugated Mexican American hard-rock miners in Grant County, New Mexico. Continue reading

Posted in Books, Southwest, Unions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pat Brown and the Emergence of Latinos in California Politics

An examination of politics in California from 1940s to 1960s, with a focus on civil rights and emergence of Latinos as a political force. Continue reading

Posted in California | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment