June 17, 2014


1.  76.4% of the apprentices have been middle class or upper middle class.
2.  73.9% of the apprentices have been European-American.

Although data are not available to confirm actual demographic 
representativeness, AEH staff believed this was reasonably representative of the people who 
went through the program

Page 9 of submission.

June 13, 2014

Did Ties to CIA-Labor Penetration Abroad Blowback at Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union?

Fred Hirsch-August 29, 2011

On July 25, 2011 the most frequent blogger on the United Farm Workers Alumni E-mail list lashed out with derogatory remarks about Miriam Pawel, author of "The Union of Their Dreams."  He did so in commenting on a magazine article in The Atlantic entitled "The Madness of Cesar Chavez by Caitlin Flanagan.  I met Miriam Pawel at her "Union of Their Dreams" book launch at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California.  She was joined on the stage by Sabino Lopez, Chris Hartmire and Jerry Cohen, three of the deeply dedicated people whose stories are the substance of her book.   Pawel is a prolific journalist whose work is characterized by audacity, honesty, and clarity.  She is probably working on another book about Cesar Chavez and the struggles in which he was prominent.  Pawel can be expected to shine her light of keen observation and brilliant writing talent into corners and crevices that might otherwise be left in obscurity.

June 12, 2014

Labor's Cold War

"Pinochet, however, saw all unions, not just left-leaning ones, as the enemy. One of his first acts after seizing power was to outlaw the CUT. In the months following September 11, hundreds of trade unionists--including some who had worked with AIFLD--were rounded up, many never to be seen again. Figueroa managed to make his way to the Swedish Embassy, where he suffered a nervous breakdown during a monthslong stay. In a 1975 interview in Mexico, where he died several years later, he accused AIFLD of "13 years of massive social espionage.""


The Madness of Cesar Chavez

June 10, 2014

The National Agricultural Workers Survey

Undisplayed Graphic

"Farm workers were predominantly Hispanic; most were foreign-born (see Figure 1.1). Almost 7 out of 10 farm workers were foreign-born. Of the foreign-born workers, 94% were born in Mexico. Among the remaining 3 out of 10 farm workers born in the United States, approximately two-thirds were non-Hispanic whites, and one-third were of Hispanic background. A very small percentage (<3% of all farm workers) represented other ethnic groups including African American and Asian American farm workers."


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