Baldemar Velasquez and FLOC Notes

Baldemar Velasquez and FLOC Notes - Baldemar Velasquez and...

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Baldemar Velasquez and FLOC 18 EPA J. 13 (1992) Farm Workers: Among the Least Protected; Perfecto, Ivette; Velasquez, Baldemar FLOC started because farm workers were not being treated equally as humans. Farm workers did not have health benefits, faced health hazards from harmful pesticides, There was widespread support from other labor unions, churches, and other groups. Baldemar Velasquez is the president of FLOC. Founded in 1967 Floc is successful and effective because they are nonviolent, have effective leadership, and widespread support, fluid organization, and resource mobilization. 90% of Midwestern farmworkers are Mexican American Farmworkers-migrant and seasonal “Even though the braceros, as the Mexican workers were known, were legally not supposed to be involved in labor disputes, growers regularly used them to replace workers on strike” (Barger, 26). This is one of the challenges that farmworkers on strike faced. Farmworkers on strike could easily be replaced with illegal
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course CHI 10 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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