During the Bracero program, many Mexicans were brought to the US but, Mexican farm workers wouldn't get fair working conditions and good wages. One farm owned claimed "farm workers wouldn't know what to do with good wages. -1930's
Farm labor isn't right!
We aren't full-time slaves!
There is no use of restrooms!
Some unfair working conditions included no bathrooms in the fields and water was only given out one time a day. workers would also only get paid $2 every 15 days. this was not enough to buy food at the local grocery stores.
NO WATER TILL NOON!
In 1942 Cesar Chavez quits school to become a full-time farm laborer. In 1952 he joins the community service organization (CSO). In 1962 Cesar founds the National Farmworkers Association (NFWA). The NFWA consists of Mexican farmers, it then joins the (AWOC)
My name is Cesar Chavez I come to help all the farm workers!
In 1966 the Farmworkers strike 250 miles from Delano, California, to Sacramento, to fight for farmworkers rights. In 1968 Chavez leads a national boycott of California table grape growers. Chavez undergoes a hunger strike for 25 days, this causes public attention.
In 1973 the UFW organizes lettuce growers strike. In 1975 The California Labor Relations Act allows farmworkers the right to boycott and to collective bargaining. In 1975 students at Santa Fe High School urge the school to only buy lettuce from the UFW.
In 1988 Cesar Chavez undergoes a 36 day "Fast for Life", This action was done so the public could see the health hazards farmers and their children faced when exposed to pesticides. In 1993 Cesar Chavez dies, but later in 1994 President Bill Clinton awards Chavez for Posthumous Medal of Freedom.