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Ernesto Galarza as Farm Worker Organizer

Mean Things Happening in This Land sheds important light on Ernesto Galarza, farm labor organizing, and the tension between Socialists and Communists with the CIO’s United Cannery, Agricultural, and Packing Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA), of which Southern Tenant Farmers Union was briefly part. Continue reading

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San Francisco Tortilla Workers

The CIO-UCAPAWA “Tortilla Workers’ Union” organized the mostly Latina workforce and used its goodwill with the Roosevelt administration to raise wages during a period of wage and price controls. Continue reading

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