Monday, April 23, 2012

Today in Labor History

April 23

Death of Ida Mae Stull, nationally recognized as the country’s first woman coal miner - 1980

United Farm Workers of America founder Cesar Chavez dies in San Luis, Ariz., at age 66 - 1993
[Remembering Cesar: The Legacy of Cesar Chavez:  Chavez was a migrant farmworker by birth and by trade. Yet this quiet and unobtrusive man founded and was president of the United Farm Workers of America, leading the union during the grape and lettuce boycotts that drew the attention and support of millions of concerned Americans. This is a collection of remembrances by those who knew Cesar Chavez best, a portrait of an uncommonly complex man, both driven and focused, yet humble, empathetic and exceedingly principled. In the UCS bookstore now.]
SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.

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