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Lettuce wars : ten years of work and struggle in the fields of California / Bruce Neuburger.

By: Neuburger, Bruce.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781583673348; 1583673342.Other title: Ten years of work and struggle in the fields of California.Subject(s): Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- California | Strikes and lockouts -- Agricultural laborers -- California | Agricultural laborers -- California -- AnecdotesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Lettuce wars.DDC classification: 331.892/835520979409047 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A thinning crew or Los Agachados -- Fall and winter -- The winds keep blowing, 1972 -- The battle lines sharpen, spring 1973 -- Fires still burning -- New law, 1975 -- 1976 -- Discontent -- A lettuce strike -- Victory from defeat; defeat from victory: -- Spring 1979 to summer, 1982 and beyond.
Summary: In 1971, Bruce Neuburger--young, out of work, and radicalized by the 60s counterculture in Berkeley--took a job as a farmworker on a whim. He could have hardly anticipated that he would spend the next decade laboring up and down the agricultural valleys of California, alongside the anonymous and largely immigrant workforce that feeds the nation. This account of his journey begins at a remarkable moment, after the birth of the United Farm Workers union and the ensuing uptick in worker militancy. As a participant in organizing efforts, strikes, and boycotts, Neuburger saw first-hand the struggles of farmworkers for better wages and working conditions, and the lengths the growers would go to suppress worker unity. Part memoir, part informed commentary on farm labor, the U.S. labor movement, and the political economy of agriculture, Lettuce Wars is a lively account written from the perspective of the fields. Neuburger portrays the people he encountered--immigrant workers, fellow radicals, company bosses, cops and goons--vividly and indelibly, lending a human aspect to the conflict between capital and labor as it played out in the fields of California.
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In 1971, Bruce Neuburger--young, out of work, and radicalized by the 60s counterculture in Berkeley--took a job as a farmworker on a whim. He could have hardly anticipated that he would spend the next decade laboring up and down the agricultural valleys of California, alongside the anonymous and largely immigrant workforce that feeds the nation. This account of his journey begins at a remarkable moment, after the birth of the United Farm Workers union and the ensuing uptick in worker militancy. As a participant in organizing efforts, strikes, and boycotts, Neuburger saw first-hand the struggles of farmworkers for better wages and working conditions, and the lengths the growers would go to suppress worker unity. Part memoir, part informed commentary on farm labor, the U.S. labor movement, and the political economy of agriculture, Lettuce Wars is a lively account written from the perspective of the fields. Neuburger portrays the people he encountered--immigrant workers, fellow radicals, company bosses, cops and goons--vividly and indelibly, lending a human aspect to the conflict between capital and labor as it played out in the fields of California.

A thinning crew or Los Agachados -- Fall and winter -- The winds keep blowing, 1972 -- The battle lines sharpen, spring 1973 -- Fires still burning -- New law, 1975 -- 1976 -- Discontent -- A lettuce strike -- Victory from defeat; defeat from victory: -- Spring 1979 to summer, 1982 and beyond.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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