National Farm Workers Association is Founded

On September 30, 1962, Mexican-American labor leaders César Chávez and Dolores Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Ms. Huerta’s tagline, !Si, Se Puede! was later re-purposed in the 2012 Obama Presidential Campaign.  Throughout its history, the union has campaigned for fair wages and humane working conditions for American workers in the agriculture industry.  In the 1960s, under the black, red, and white flag of an Aztec eagle, the union launched a ground-breaking, nationwide boycott for workers in the grape industry, and received strong support from North American consumers. Please visit UFW.org for the latest updates on their important humanitarian work.

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