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Jesus Salas at Waushara Courthouse Rally | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Jesus Salas at Waushara Courthouse Rally

Jesus Salas at Waushara Courthouse Rally | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Jesus Salas, in a white shirt and standing in front of the microphone with his arm raised, addresses a rally at the top of the steps in front of Waushara Courthouse. Above him hangs a National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) banner with an Aztec eagle symbol at the center. Salas is the leader of Oberos Unidos (United Workers,an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s. Salas is between two columns with Obreros Unidos signs that say "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oidos. La raza tiene causa"/ "Join to be recognized. Speak to be heard. The people have a cause." The column on the left has an image of our Lady of Guadalupe. Behind and to the left of Salas are Obreros Unidos members and supporters wearing Obreros Unidos pins with the eagle symbol.<p>Salas expresses the demands of migrant farm workers to provide them with $1.25 minimum wage, insurance benefits, a meeting with the governor's committee, and public sanitation facilities in Wautoma.<p>Strikes, rallies and marches in Wisconsin were organized by Obreros Unidos, an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s<p>Jesús Salas en la manifestación enfrente del tribunal de Waushara<p>Jesús Salas, vestido en una camisa blanca y parado enfrente de un micrófono con su brazo alzado, se dirige al público enfrente del tribunal o Waushara Courthouse. Arriba de él cuelga la bandera de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Agrícolas (NFWA, por sus siglas en inglés) con el símbolo de una águila Azteca en el centro. Salas es el líder de Obreros Unidos (un sindicato independiente de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960). Salas está en medio de dos columnas con letreros de Obreros Unidos que dicen, "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oídos. La raza tiene causa." La columna a la izquierda tiene una imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe. Detrás y hacia la izquierda de Salas, están miembros de Obreros Unidos y simpatizantes con botones de apoyo con el símbolo de una águila. Salas expresa las demandas de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes, que piden un sueldo mínimo de $1.25 por hora, beneficios de aseguranza, una junta con el comité del gobernador, e instalaciones sanitarias públicas para los trabajadores en Wautoma. Las huelgas, manifestaciones, y marchas en Wisconsin fueron organizadas por Obreros Unidos, un esfuerzo independiente del sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960.</p>
DESCRIPTION
Jesus Salas, in a white shirt and standing in front of the microphone with his arm raised, addresses a rally at the top of the steps in front of Waushara Courthouse. Above him hangs a National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) banner with an Aztec eagle symbol at the center. Salas is the leader of Oberos Unidos (United Workers,an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s. Salas is between two columns with Obreros Unidos signs that say "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oidos. La raza tiene causa"/ "Join to be recognized. Speak to be heard. The people have a cause." The column on the left has an image of our Lady of Guadalupe. Behind and to the left of Salas are Obreros Unidos members and supporters wearing Obreros Unidos pins with the eagle symbol.

Salas expresses the demands of migrant farm workers to provide them with $1.25 minimum wage, insurance benefits, a meeting with the governor's committee, and public sanitation facilities in Wautoma.

Strikes, rallies and marches in Wisconsin were organized by Obreros Unidos, an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s

Jesús Salas en la manifestación enfrente del tribunal de Waushara

Jesús Salas, vestido en una camisa blanca y parado enfrente de un micrófono con su brazo alzado, se dirige al público enfrente del tribunal o Waushara Courthouse. Arriba de él cuelga la bandera de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Agrícolas (NFWA, por sus siglas en inglés) con el símbolo de una águila Azteca en el centro. Salas es el líder de Obreros Unidos (un sindicato independiente de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960). Salas está en medio de dos columnas con letreros de Obreros Unidos que dicen, "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oídos. La raza tiene causa." La columna a la izquierda tiene una imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe. Detrás y hacia la izquierda de Salas, están miembros de Obreros Unidos y simpatizantes con botones de apoyo con el símbolo de una águila. Salas expresa las demandas de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes, que piden un sueldo mínimo de $1.25 por hora, beneficios de aseguranza, una junta con el comité del gobernador, e instalaciones sanitarias públicas para los trabajadores en Wautoma. Las huelgas, manifestaciones, y marchas en Wisconsin fueron organizadas por Obreros Unidos, un esfuerzo independiente del sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:92699
Creation Date: 1966
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:1114000082
Original Dimensions:6721 X 4564 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and grape boycotts 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
Columns
Courthouses
Associations, institutions, etc.
Clothing and dress
Coats
Eyeglasses
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Food industry and trade
Public speaking
Hispanic Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Demonstrations
Religious articles
Civil rights
Microphones
Migrant labor
Banners
Agriculture
Unions (labor)
Arches

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