1962: The National Farmworkers Association is created.
WE DESERVE EQUALITY!
1965: The start of the first Grape Boycott
DO NOT EAT GRAPES!
Cesar Chavez was born on March 27, 1927 and Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930. Both individuals were civil rights activists who worked alongside each other to abolish the mistreatment of farmworkers, better their pay and give them all equal rights. All he civil Rights movements started to occur after Cesar Chavez saw how farmers were treated, and actually made his family move to Los Angeles in order to start fighting.
1966: Sacramento Strike
The National Farmworkers organization was created in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, the leading founder, and Dolores Huerta, the cofounder. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta were tired of seeing farmers suffering due to the low pay, mistreatment of farm owners and no benefits. This organization was dedicated to the rights of migrant workers, including a minimum wage, insurance, and collective bargaining.
1988: Chavez undertakes a 36-day "Fast for Life".
No more fighting please...
The Grape Boycott, led by Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, was a social movement with the purpose to avoid the sell of grape and decrease the income of the farm businesses. This would essentially encourage farm owners to respect the demands of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the whole organization. Eventually, this protest was successful and made grape owners sign a union with the NFA.
Jan1, 1975: California Agricultural Labor Relations Act is signed
Hardwork pays off!
The Sacramento Strike was a 340 mile walk done by Dolores Huerta, Cesar chavez and 8,000 farmworkers to deliver the message that farmworkers deserve to have equal rights as everyone else, and they also tried to persuade people to follow the grape and lettuce strike.
WE DON'T CARE IF WE WALK 1000 MILES, WE WANT JUSTICE!
In Delano, California, Chavez undertook a 36-day "Fast for Life" to call attention to the health hazards farm workers and their children face by exposure to pesticides. Moreover, he sacrificed his health to spread awareness of peaceful protesting. This had been his longest fast he had ever done.
We were all born the same way... meaning equality shouldn't be something to fight for in this world...
Dolores Huerta made a huge contribution in this time period as she convinced Governor Jerry Brown to pass the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975. This act allowed farm workers to form unions and bargain for better wages and working conditions.