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Lettuce Boycott #224296

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1972
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(Studio) Lettuce boycott publicized at Democratic national convention California lettuce growers counterattack, sending delegation to Republican convention to advocate lettuce.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Salinas, California) United Farm Workers Union president Cesar Chavez calls for lettuce boycott since strike is barred. Teamsters union already has contracts covering 75% crop. [California Agriculture director, C. B. CHRISTENSEN - says Teamsters have been in field since 1961.] Farm workers union says Teamsters favor grower at expense of workers. [Lettuce grower, Tom MERRILL - says he acquiesced to Teamster representative of workers after union proved capability to shut farm down.] [CHAVEZ - fights Teamsters as instrument used by employers.] There has been no measurable decline in lettuce sales. [Customers say why they buy lettuce.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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