NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 30, 1974
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(Studio) Cesar Chavez organized United Farm Workers' Union. Union in trouble.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
(Thermal, California) Chavez won highest wage for farm workers ever, till Teamsters Union moved in. [Grower Lionel STEINBERG - explains why Thermal, California, so good for growing fruits and vegetables.] [CHAVEZ - believes his union has adjusted to Teamsters Union; plans to work to regain contract; details given.] [STEINBERG - discusses workers' attraction to Chavez.] [Steinberg foreman Fred ABAD - believes Chavez is good leader for union.] [Grower Keene LARSON - thinks Chavez should have paid more attention to administration of contract.] Teamsters claim Chavez Union unprofessional. Teamsters recently formed local union in Thermal, California. [Teamsters president Frank FITZSIMMONS - says Teamsters have nothing against Chavez.] [Grower William STEINBERG - says Chavez union in jeopardy.] Chavez now has original contract with Steinberg and that's all since Teamster's problem began. Reason for Teamsters takeover outlined. [CHAVEZ - states he's not more interested in revolution than organization.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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