Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Farm Workers

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The United Farm Workers Union celebrated its 50th anniversary this past weekend with leaders, including the late Cesar Chavez, still being canonized by some and demonized by others. Since the grape boycotts that made it famous in the 1960's, has the UFW kept its promise of signing contracts for higher wages and better working conditions? Why is it not devoted to farm workers any more? What happens to the millions of dollars raised in their name? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, after two summits, can the only remaining superpower still set the world's agenda?

Banner image: US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is introduced by UFW President Arturo Rodriguez at the United Farm Workers 50th anniversary gathering Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Bakersfield, California. Photo by Susan Goldman/US Department of Labor




Warren Olney