United Farm Workers of America (UFW)
The United Farm Workers of America is the most influential farm-labor union in America. Founded in southern California, in the small San Joaquin Valley agricultural town of Delano in 1962, and led by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and others, the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) has ceaselessly battled some of the most powerful forces in the agribusiness industry in an attempt to organize farm laborers, raise wages and improve working conditions. Currently Arturo Rodriquez, Chavez’s son-in-law, a union veteran and boycott organizer, heads the UFW and continues to work to organize farm workers.
The UFW quick link returns all content that has been tagged UFW, which currently contains collection abstracts and images. Please note the pager at the bottom of this page. Your main contact at the Reuther is Kathy Schmeling – the Reuther's United Farm Workers Archivist (UFW).
For additional information about UFW please visit the United Farm Workers of America Web site.