The first immigrant woman to head up a U.S. union will lead United Farm Workers

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Since the 1960s, the United Farm Workers has fought on behalf of farmworkers for better pay, more rights, and dignity. A lot of that organizing started in Oxnard, where the union’s founder, Cesar Chavez, grew up. Now, the UFW has announced a historic change in its leadership. Teresa Romero will be the first immigrant woman to lead a national union in the United States.

Teresa Romero and other organizers at a farmworkers march in Oxnard. Photo credit: United Farmworkers.




Kathryn Barnes