Thursday, January 12, 2006

UFW Followup

The Los Angeles Times receives some more letters about its four-day series on the United Farm Workers and the legacy of Cesar Chavez.

Times columnist Patt Morrison chimes in with her thoughts on how the Farm Worker Movement has turned into "Cesar Inc.", neglecting the fields for lobbying efforts and real estate ventures:
At least the leaders were honest when they snipped out of the preamble of the UFW constitution the part about the people who have "tilled the soil, sown the seed and harvested the crops" and about struggling "as long as it takes" to build a union for them.
And the blog LA Observed offers more reactions to the stories, including quotes from someone calling the series "tough reading for the friends of labor."


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