Cesar Chavez : labor leader

by Seidman, David.

Format: Print Book 2004
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 92 C39
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 92 C39
Cesar Chavez helped improve the lives of thousands of farmworkers. He knew firsthand the hardships of working in the fields. As a young person, he and his family spent several years traveling in California as migrant farmworkers, enduring difficult working conditions and receiving low wages. In 1962, Chavez started organizing a farmworker's union. He sought to use nonviolent means, such as marches, boycotts, and hunger strikes, to bring about change. Through his work with the union, which today is known as the United Farm Workers, Chavez was able to negotiate contracts for workers for better wages and working conditions. He also lobbied to increase farmworkers' rights and stop the use of dangerous pesticides. Book jacket.
Planting the seeds
The wanderer
Rising to the top
La Causa
Picketing, boycotting, and marching
More, bigger, and bloodier
Endings and beginnings
Decline and revival
Death and rebirth.

Additional Information
Series Great life stories.
Subjects Chavez, Cesar, -- 1927-1993 -- Juvenile literature.
Chavez, Cesar, -- 1927-1993.
United Farm Workers -- History -- Juvenile literature.
United Farm Workers.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- United States -- Officials and employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Labor leaders -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Labor leaders.
Mexican Americans -- Biography.
Migrant labor.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2004
Language English
Description 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page [119]) and index.
ISBN 0531123197
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