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us: United Farm Workers Organizing Committee

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    • us: UFWOC
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        Agricultural Workers Organizing CommitteeAgricultural Workers Organizing Committee National Farm Workers AssociationNational Farm Workers Association
    • Sources

      • found: Nosotros venceremos (We shall overcome) [MP] 1971.
      • found: NUCMC data from Wayne State Univ. Lib. for United Farm Workers of America. Records, 1968-1978 (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee)
      • found: Encyc. of assoc., 1990 (United Farm Workers of America; founded 1962; seeks to give farm laborers dignity and pride in their work improving working conditions and wages; formerly: National Farm Workers Association; United Farm Workers Organizing Committee; (1973) United Farm Workers)
      • found: !Ahora!, Feb. 4, 1971 (surrogate): p. 4 (UFWOC)
      • found: Day, M. Forty acres, c1971: p. 43 (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC))
      • found: Oxford bibliographies, United Farm Workers Union, April 4, 2016 (United Farm Workers (UFW) formed in 1965 under the leadership of Cesar Chavez; In 1962, two organizations, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), composed mainly of Filipinos, and the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), composed mainly of Mexicans, formed in separate locations in rural California; In 1965, the two organizations merged to create the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee; When the organization became affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1972, the national executive board changed their name to the United Farm Workers of America (UFWA); popular name in press and with the public remains "UFW")
      • found: United Farm Workers website, April 6, 2016 UFW chronology page (September 1965, the mostly Filipino American members AFL-CIO-affiliated Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), walk out on strike against Delano-area grape growers on Sept. 8, and ask Cesar Chavez's largely Latino (National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) to join the walkouts; 1966, NFWA and AWOC merge to form the United Farm Workers and the union affiliates with the AFL-CIO, the national labor federation; 1972, UFW is chartered as an independent affiliate by the AFL-CIO; it becomes the United Farm Workers of America; still referred to as UFW) UFW history page (On August 22, 1966, the two organizations, NFWA and AWOC, merged to became the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (UFWOC); the new union received organizing funds from the AFL-CIO, as well as strike support from other unions) {}
      • found: Strike of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee in Delano, California: Background and Its Relationship To Legislative Efforts to Organize Farm Workers, 1968: title page (Library of Congress Legislative Research Service; by Kent Guy) page 7 (after two months of displutes an election was eventually held August 30, 1966) page 8 (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC); AFL-CIO and the Teamsters unions both claimed rights as bargaining agents; the AFL-CIO eventually won the election; a complicated dispute arose after September 1965 between the two unions)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [In 1966 the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the National Farm Workers Association merged to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. In 1972 the name of the latter was changed to United Farm Workers.]
    • Change Notes

      • 1980-11-20: new
      • 2016-04-14: revised
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