In today’s history lesson, I’ll be telling you about a man by the name of Cesar Chavez who may not have made much of an impact on your life but he sure made quite an impact on American farm workers.
In most American cities that have farming as an industry, you’ll find Mexican American workers slaving away so the pain might make a few dollars and help us to have food on tables. The working conditions and the pay is pretty low for these individuals but before Cesar Chavez went to work and formed the united farm workers of America a labor union the conditions were much worse for these workers.
Along with forming these labor unions, he was successful at organizing many strikes As a way of showing that the these workers to serve and demanded to be treated better and paid better for the work that they performed. He even organized a strike that lasted for over five years and during that time rallied to have people boycott the use of table grapes until the conditions and wages for workers to provide of this food product improved.
If you can believe it, and California Cesar Chavez Day is March 31 were the entire state recognizes his birthday as a state holiday.
For a lot of Mexican American farm workers, The work that Cesar Chavez did during his lifetime has made a big impact on the quality of life that they have today. As a show of respect, a lot of these workers are visiting the web site www.anarchylapelpins.com and buying Cesar Chavez lapel pins So that they can wear them on their clothing and display them as a show respect. If you’d like to join them, you can visit the website and pick one of these pins up for about $20.00 plus 99¢ for shipping.