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California / Representation For California Farm Workers / Agreement #37256

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1975
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(Studio) After years of dispute, agreement reached between United Farm Workers, Teamsters Union and California growers with regard to question of union representative of state's farm workers.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(California) Issue of representation for California farm workers up in air for 10 years In 1965, Cesar Chavez and United Farm Workers asked for secret elections and were refused; in 1968, he fasted for 21 days till union recognized. Robert Kennedy took up Chavez's cause. In 1970, Chavez signed 1st contract with growers; Teamsters claim Chavez neglected his union and Teamsters won back several contracts. Governor Edward Brown announces last night that all contracts to remain valid till workers can vote on representation issue themselves. [Governor BROWN - thinks each farm worker should make own choice in secret ballot box.] State legislature called into special session to pass new farm labor bill.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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