Latino Americans organize
La raza unida: United Nation; A new political party in 1969
Bilingualism: The practice of teaching immigrant students in their own language while they also learned English.
~ These two individuals organized two groups that fought for farmworkers. In California they went on strike in order to get union recognition, increase their wages and better benefits. Do to the fact that many employers would not listen to their demands, Chavez started a boycott of table grapes. Citizens stopped buying grapes and later on Chavez started a hunger strike, after this the employers noticed how badly it was affecting their industries and finally increased wages and working conditions became better.
“I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.”---Cesar Chavez
“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.”---Cesar Chavez
2.) Better working conditions