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1

United Farm Workers (UFW)

major union for farm labourers

2

United Farm Workers union UFW formed when

1972

3

why did Chavez play a significant role in the history of the labour movement

promoted his Hispanic Heritage

4

What policy did Chavez adopt

policy of non-violence

5

What did Chavez turn the struggle for farmworkers into and what did this result in

moral cause
national sympathy

6

what did Chavez tactics force

growers to recognise UWF

7

what did the UWF organize in early 1970s

strikes and boycotts
(including Salad Bowl strike largest farmworker strike in history)

8

what did the Salad Bowl strike of the 70s win

higher wages for those working for lettuce or grape growers

9

why was Chavez involved in the struggle to limit immigration?

he believed it undermined position of workers born in USA whilst exploiting immigrants

10

how did Chavez secure a victory in California in 1975

California Agricultural Labor Relations Act established California Agricultural Relations Board to oversee collective bargaining for farm labourers

11

why did the late 60s see a decline in union membership?

technological changes -> more skilled workforce -> did not look to unions to protect their position

NOT because of the failure of unions to protect workers