[Marxism] LA Times on the UFW

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Sat Jan 14 12:57:49 MST 2006

Just read Miriam Pawel's series on the UFW in the LA Times.

"Farmworkers Reap Little as Union Strays From Its Roots," 8 Jan. 06:

"Linked Charities Bank on the Chavez Name," 9 Jan. 06:

"Decisions of Long Ago Shape the Union Today," 10 Jan. 06:

"Former Chavez Ally Took His Own Path," 11 Jan. 06:

"Real Estate Deals Pay Off for Insiders," 9  Jan. 06:

I had heard of various problems of the UFW, but it's a lot worse than  
I imagined.  "Decisions of Long Ago Shape the Union Today" is the  
most depressing -- I didn't know that Cesar Chavez' anticommunism  
purged so many organizers.

See, also,
Marc Cooper, "Sour Grapes," 12-18 August 2005:


"Inside the UFW," The Bakersfield Californian, a series of articles  
run on 8-11 May 2004:

Yoshie Furuhashi

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