Ceasar Chavez Unit

Ceasar Chavez Unit

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  • Many of these farmers came from Mexico, in order to make a "better" life for themselves and their family. Among these men, is Cesar Chavez. Before his movement falls into place he works with his people so he can fully understand what they need and what exactly needs to change.
  • Don't buy grapes!!
  • For the most part, the workers would stay in little one room cabins, filled with bunkbeds. They were all packed liked sardines. this was their living condition while working on the farms. Not only that but they would get paid two dollars a day. How is someone supposed to live like that? 
  • No more grapes
  • The workers began going on strike shortly after Cesar arrived and spent a lot of time persuading his people to not be afraid and see the bigger picture. They started protesting outside their jobs and stopped working, in hopes that their bosses would give in and meet their needs.
  • Cesar Chavez and Dolares Huerta started a labor union called the National Farm Workers Association. This was a place where the farmers from wherever on whatever farm could come and get a loan of money from this union, considering the fact that these workers were living off two dollars and most like 5 or more mouths to feed.
  • Cesar lead a another affective strike. Hand dozens, maybe even hundreds, protested against a wine industry At the time, many workers were picking grapes, so Cesar decides to stand outside stores and just tell everybody about how the workers are treated and he tries to prevent people from buying wine and grapes so stop the business from making any money. And it works.
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