As UFW Looks Back, Challenges Loom Ahead
05/26/2012 - 09:45 ||
By Albert Sabate for Univision News
There was no doubt in Josefina Flores’ mind about making it to the 50-year anniversary the farm-worker labor movement.
The 83-year-old former organizer has given her all to the movement founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Flores even took bullets in the early days, when workers struggled to reform labor standards for thousands of farm workers in California and beyond.
Over 3,000 people gathered at the United Farm Workers (UFW) convention this weekend in Bakersfield, Calif. to celebrate Chavez’s first organizing efforts in 1962 with just 200 campesinos that eventually sparked the farm worker movement. Flores joined in 1965 when she was just 26 years old.
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