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UFW poster calling on a boycott of lettuce and grapes
This poster calls for Americans to stop buying lettuce and grapes in support of the United Farm Workers

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Cesar Chavez Organizes Agricultural Workers
In 1965, Chavez and Huerta agreed to honor a walkout by farm workers in Delano, California, who were in another union, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee. Workers in the NFWA (formed by Chavez and Huerta) were asked not to work for the Delano grape growers. This strike was called a huelga (pronounced WELL-guh) in Spanish. In 1966, the National Farm Workers Association joined with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), later renamed the United Farm Workers. How long do you think the 1965 strike lasted?
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