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Cesar Chavez Speaking

Date: 1975
Description: Cesar Chavez speaking while standing in front of a United Farm Workers banner commemorating the unionization of workers at a flower nursery on October 22,...
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Workers Gathering at Cucumber Receiving Station

Date: 1967
Description: Workers gathering at a cucumber receiving station after striking.

Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the Obreros Unidos (United Workers),as an indepe...

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Legal Counsel before WERC Hearing

Date: 1967
Description: Jesus Salas, left, is leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), Wisconsin's migrant farm workers' union. In the center, legal counsel David Loeffler and o...
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Salas Interpreting for Workers' Compensation

Date: 1967
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 w...
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Cesar Chavez in Wisconsin

Date: 1967
Description: Cesar Chavez, the leader of United Farm Workers, is standing at the center of the photograph surrounded by members of the press. Behind him is a photograph...
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Pre-March Rally at Waushara County Courthouse

Date: 1966
Description: A crowd of migrant workers, children and nuns attending at pre-march rally listening to Jesus Salas, union leader, speak in front of the Waushara County Co...
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Striking Farm Worker Displays Union Button

Date: 1967
Description: Farm worker Conrado Lopez, on strike against Libby, McNeill & Libby, displays his "Huelga! — NFWA" union button with its trademark black eagle symbol in a...
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Bancroft Union Softball Game

Date: 1967
Description: Obreros Unidos (United Workers) migrant farm worker union members at a Bancroft baseball game. Children sit on top of the dugout to watch. Adult men are st...
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Demonstration Signs

Date: 1969
Description: Obreros Unidos (United Workers) demonstrators painting signs at a Milwaukee rally. In the background, a man is painting the National Farmworker's (NFW) Azt...
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Elderly Farm Worker Taking Oath

Date: 1967
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 w...
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Salas and Sanchez Leading March to Madison

Date: August 15 1966
Description: 30 marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) march from Wautoma to Madison on Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food industry corporatio...
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Harvesting Tomatoes in Rio Grande Valley

Date: 1970
Description: Migrant farm workers harvesting tomatoes in the Rio Grande Valley.

Obreros Unidos (United Workers) grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s and had deep roots...

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Bancroft Obreros Unidos Strikers

Date: August 24 1967
Description: Elevated view of 150 workers rallying as a part of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) protest against poor working conditions of migrant farm workers in the S...
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William Evans of Fall River Canning Company

Date: 1969
Description: Fall River Canning Company's president William Evans stands in the center with migrant farm workers around him after their walkout.

Eighty workers of His...

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Jesus Salas and John Schmitt

Date: 1967
Description: On the right, Jesus Salas, leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), Wisconsin's migrant farm worker union. On the left, John Schmitt, president of the AF...
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Transporting Migrant Workers

Date: 1970
Description: Chicano migrant farm workers being transported to a field on a cold Texas winter morning on the back of a truck.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-n...

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Salvador Sanchez Addressing Workers

Date: 1967
Description: Standing on the hood of the car in a striped short-sleeved shirt and sunglasses is Salvador Sanchez, an organizer for Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Wi...
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Marchers Marching to Madison

Date: 1966
Description: Marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and walking towards Madison along Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food indus...
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Marchers Leaving Wautoma

Date: 1966
Description: Marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and walking towards Madison along Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food indus...
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Crowd Listening at Wautoma Rally

Date: 1966
Description: A crowd of migrant workers listening to speakers at an Obreros Unidos (United Workers) rally in front of the Wautoma Courthouse. The rally's purpose is to...

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