Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

Accession Number: 
LR000221_AWOC
Extent: 
15.5 linear feet (31 MB)
Date: 
1959-1966

AWOC was chartered by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to organize farm workers in California. During its seven-year existence, AWOC called many strikes against growers and farm labor contractors and achieved some success in raising wages of farm laborers. Their records reflect these activities until their merger with the National Farm Workers Association to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO in 1966.

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