Who is Cesar Estrada Chavez?


Who is Cesar Estrada Chavez? Cesar Estrada Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez was best known for employing nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers and formed the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. Chavez later became a labor leader where he led marches and boycotts. He also went on several hunger strikes. It also is believed Chavez’s hunger strikes contributed to his passing on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona.

Chavez was a union leader and labor organizer who dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay, and working conditions for farmworkers. He knew very much about the hardship of farmworkers.

When Chavez was younger, he and his family worked hard in the field as migrant farmworkers. He founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. Later in 1965, this union would join the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee in its first strike against grape growers in Delano California. A year later, the two unions merged, and the resulting union was renamed the United Farm Workers in 1972″.

The National Farm Workers Association won a lot of important victories to raise pay and even improved working conditions for farmworkers in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Cesar Chavez worked very hard to improve the civil rights of farmworkers he even helped Mexican Americans become U.S. citizens, sign up to vote, and taught them about their rights.


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