On Tap! Cesar Chavez Changed Our World
What does Cesar Chavez Day mean to you? In the 31 years Cesar Chavez led the United Farm Workers of America, the UFW achieved unprecedented gains for farm workers. Among them were:
♦ The first genuine collective bargaining agreements
♦ The first union contracts requiring rest periods, toilets in the fields, & clean drinking water
♦ Establishing the first comprehensive union medical (and later dental and vision) benefits for farm workers and their families
♦ The first and only functioning pension plan for retired farm workers, the Juan de la Cruz Pension Plan.
We celebrate his life and accomplishments on the day he began his struggle, March 31st — his birthday. For more information, check out the Cesar Chavez Foundation.
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