UFW

  • By Evan Henerson

    Students of the labor movement can gain a new perspective on the life of activist United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta with the release of the new documentary “Dolores” opening over Labor Day weekend in New York and across the country over the next few weeks. The film is produced by Huerta’s longtime friend, the musician Carlos Santana and directed by Peter Bratt.

  • By Evan Henerson

    In the new play “The Sweetheart Deal,” a husband and wife discover a new sense of purpose when they leave their comfortable lives in San Jose to volunteer for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers (UFW) movement.

  • By Michael Messina

    In a move that would have made Cesar Chavez proud, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that gives farmworkers overtime after an eight-hour day and 40-hour week. The United Farm Workers of America backed the bill and put their stamp on a piece of labor history that will hopefully serve as an example to the whole country.

  • By Sandy Southivilay

    Brothers and sisters throughout America are celebrating Cesar Chavez Day to commemorate a true leader in the historic struggles of the labor movement.