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Why David Sometimes WinsLeadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement$
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Marshall Ganz

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162011

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.001.0001

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Beginnings

Beginnings

Immigrants, Radicals, and the AFL (1900–1959)

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(p.23) Two Beginnings
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Why David Sometimes Wins
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Marshall Ganz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0002

From 1900 to 1950, three waves of attempts at organizing farm workers failed to win a single multiyear contract, establish a sustainable farm workers union, or reform the rules governing the farm labor market. At each of those moments, ethnic labor associations, radical networks, and the American Federation of Labor (AFL) were involved, but in competition rather than collaboration. Recognizing their limited ability to challenge growers on their turf, labor leaders learned that no matter how well organized they were locally, they often had to win outside support to make even short-term gains.

Keywords:   farm workers, farm labor organizing, labor union, labor movements, public support, racial justice

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