Labor issues, Migration

Why don’t we know about the pioneering labor actions of Filipino farmworkers in California?

Here is an interesting and important find: a trailer of a documentary film posted by Anna Leah Escresa of the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (Eiler) in Facebook. It tells of the forgotten but pivotal role of Filipino migrants in one of the greatest labor actions in the US — the California farmorkers’s strike of 1965. It says that the Filipino farmworkers actually started the grape strike against the grapegrowers and drove the Mexican workers, including Cesar Chavez, into the unions and the strike.

Here is a blog entry on an earlier find.

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One thought on “Why don’t we know about the pioneering labor actions of Filipino farmworkers in California?

  1. kapirasongkritika says:

    Maganda ngang makapagsulat tungkol sa mga pagbanggit sa mga Pinoy at Pilipinas, lalo na iyung progresibo. Hehe.

    Si Gertrude Stein, may banggit sa isang Filipinong katulong ng isang kausap niya. Iyun lang ang ambag ko. Hehe.

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