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


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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