Strike!: the farm workers' fight for their rights

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Calkins Creek Books,
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In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers--who picked and readied the crop for shipping--negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico. But when the Filipino grape pickers moved north to Delano, in the Central Valley, and again asked for $1.40 an hour, the growers refused. The ensuing conflict set off one of the longest and most successful strikes inAmerican history. In Strike!, award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner dramatically captures that story. Brimner, a master researcher, fills this riveting account of the strike and its aftermath with the words of migrant workers, union organizers, and grape growers, as well as archival images that capture that first strike in 1965 and the ones that subsequently followed. Includes an author's note, bibliography, and source notes.
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subject_facet Agricultural laborers -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature, Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature, Chavez, Cesar, -- 1927-1993 -- Juvenile literature, Filipino American migrant agricultural laborers -- Employment -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature, Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 -- Juvenile literature, Mexican American agricultural laborers -- Employment -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature, Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature, National Farm Workers Association -- History -- Juvenile literature
title_display Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights
title_full Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights / Larry Dane Brimner
title_short Strike! :
title_sub the farm workers' fight for their rights
topic_facet Agricultural laborers, Chavez, Cesar, Employment, Filipino American migrant agricultural laborers, Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970, History, Labor unions, Mexican American agricultural laborers, Migrant agricultural laborers