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Elderly Farm Worker Taking Oath | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Elderly Farm Worker Taking Oath

Elderly Farm Worker Taking Oath | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Jesus Salas, right, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of working conditions in Wisconsin's agricultural and manufacturing industries. To the immediate left of Salas is a farm worker giving an oath to be sworn in to file claims for workmen's compensation at the Obreros Unidos office.<p>Trabajador agrícola de edad avanzada tomando su juramento<p>Jesús Salas, a la derecha, es el líder de Obreros Unidos, un grupo chicano a favor de los derechos de los trabajadores emigrantes que empezó en los años 1960 para mejorar las condiciones laborales en las industrias agrícolas y manufactureras en Wisconsin. Inmediatamente a la izquierda de Salas está un obrero agrícola dando su juramento para poder presentar reclamos de compensación de trabajadores en la oficina de Obreros Unidos.</p>
DESCRIPTION
Jesus Salas, right, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of working conditions in Wisconsin's agricultural and manufacturing industries. To the immediate left of Salas is a farm worker giving an oath to be sworn in to file claims for workmen's compensation at the Obreros Unidos office.

Trabajador agrícola de edad avanzada tomando su juramento

Jesús Salas, a la derecha, es el líder de Obreros Unidos, un grupo chicano a favor de los derechos de los trabajadores emigrantes que empezó en los años 1960 para mejorar las condiciones laborales en las industrias agrícolas y manufactureras en Wisconsin. Inmediatamente a la izquierda de Salas está un obrero agrícola dando su juramento para poder presentar reclamos de compensación de trabajadores en la oficina de Obreros Unidos.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:92475
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Wautoma
County:Waushara
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000076
Original Dimensions:3119 X 4560 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin grape boycotts and labor movement from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
SUBJECTS
Agriculture
Unions (labor)
Clothing and dress
Food industry and trade
Oaths
Hispanic Americans
Immigrants
Indoor photography
Men
Women
Migrant labor
Offices

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