[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:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ufw8jan08,1,7202033.story? 
coll=la-center-rosebowl>

"Linked Charities Bank on the Chavez Name," 9 Jan. 06:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me- 
nonprofits9jan09,1,3592043.story?coll=la-center-rosebowl>

"Decisions of Long Ago Shape the Union Today," 10 Jan. 06:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me- 
history10jan10,1,2415699.story?coll=la-center-rosebowl>

"Former Chavez Ally Took His Own Path," 11 Jan. 06:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me- 
medina11jan11,1,2847918.story?coll=la-home-world>

"Real Estate Deals Pay Off for Insiders," 9  Jan. 06:
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me- 
estancia9jan09,1,3398761.story?coll=la-home-world>

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:
<http://www.laweekly.com/ink/printme.php?eid=66777>;

and

"Inside the UFW," The Bakersfield Californian, a series of articles  
run on 8-11 May 2004:
<http://www.bakersfield.com/special/ufw/e/>.

Yoshie Furuhashi
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<http://monthlyreview.org>
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