The United Farm Workers and the Delano Grape Strike

Instructional Resource

Contributed By
Brian Ausland
Keywords
Cesar Chavez Farm Laborers Migrants Grape Strike
Subjects
U.S. History
Grade Levels
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The United Farm Workers and the Delano Grape Strike

Instructional Resource

On September 8, 1965, Filipino farm workers organized as the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) decided to strike against grape growers in Delano, California, to protest years of poor pay and working conditions. The Delano Grape Strike grew from a long history of labor organizing and protest by Filipino workers in agriculture and canning on the West Coast.

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