12:12am

Tue March 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are farm workers organizing to claim their power?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Frank Bardacke, author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. We’ll mark Cesar Chavez’s upcoming birthday by talking about the history of the UFW and how it’s changed over the years? What can we learn from recent victories? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What issues are farm workers organizing around today?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Frank Bardacke, activist in the student and anti-war movements in Berkeley in the 1960s. He moved to California's Central Coast in 1970, worked for six seasons in the Salinas Valley fields, and taught at Watsonville Adult School for 25 years.

Web Resources:

United Farm Workers

The Californian: Joaquín Magón: Salinas migrant workers face perilous future

The California Institute for Rural Studies: FOOD INSECURITY AMONG FARM WORKERS IN THE SALINAS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern and Christy Getz: Farmworkers—The Basis and Bottom of the Food Chain

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