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Imperial Valley, California, Farmworkers’ Strike of 1930Articles and Chapters
Abstract[Excerpt] On January 1, 1930, several hundred Mexican and Filipino lettuce workers in Brawley, California, walked off their jobs in a spontaneous protest against declining wages and intolerable working conditions. In less than a week they were joined by 5,000 other field workers, and the impromptu walkout of Imperial Valley lettuce workers turned into a serious strike, ushering in a decade of farmworker militancy that sent tremors throughout California's powerful agricultural establishment.
Citation InformationKate Bronfenbrenner. "Imperial Valley, California, Farmworkers’ Strike of 1930" (1990)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kate_bronfenbrenner/53/