Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism
 

 

Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism
Review of Frank Bardacke, Trampling Out The Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers

http://insurgentnotes.com/2013/03/book-review-frank-bardacke-trampling-out-the-vintage-cesar-chavez-and-the-two-souls-of-the-united-farm-workers-2012/

Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Date Written:  11/03/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14942

Bardacke tells the story of one movement’s evolution from grassroots obscurity to such (relatively little-known) successes as the Salinas Valley (California) general strike of lettuce pickers in 1979—a veritable mass strike in Rosa Luxemburg’s sense—and from there to the collapsed shell of a union nonetheless administering fourteen non-profits with millions in assets.

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