June 1, 1966

The struggle of farm workers for decent wages and humane living conditions continues to this day.

Today in Labor History

farm-worker-picture-3Farm workers at La Casita Farms in Starr County, Texas, go on strike over wages and union recognition. The melon strike became the first major civil rights event in the state during the late 1960s. Brutality by Texas Rangers and local law enforcement broke the strike after a year.

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