Friday, March 30, 2012

Cesar Chavez Day

UFW: Cesar Chavez: Embrace the Legacy (5 min. UFW video)
Learn about the legacy of Cesar Chavez from Martin Sheen, Edward James Olmos, Edward James Olmos and others and get involved in keeping Cesar's dream alive!

Cesar Chavez started the United Farm Workers union, because farmworkers did not have

"the legal right to organize and to vote for collective bargaining.
They didn't have the right to have clean drinking water,
access to portable toilets, lunch breaks, or short rest breaks during workdays.
And they were not entitled to the minimum wage or unemployment insurance."

*new Cesar Chavez Day resources from California Department of Education

EL Civics Cesar Chavez Day

For more info, visit the United Farm Workers website.

Cesar Chavez and Civil Rights mp3