In lettuce there was something called a teamster in which growers signed contracts with teamsters

In lettuce there - In lettuce there was something called a teamster in which growers signed contracts with teamsters before they became organized

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In lettuce there was something called a teamster in which growers signed contracts with teamsters before they became organized in the early 1970s which unleashed a huge mess in which there was 3 way competition between the UFW, employers, and the teamsters. This lead to lots of arrests and lead to the ALRA in 1975. The state of CA realized something had to be done and enacted the ALRA in 1975 to move protest out of the streets, which required police, and into courtrooms and collective bargaining. The idea was to not involve California law enforcement and that worked in that demonstrations were reduced. When it passed in 1975, the UFW had almost disappeared because the teamsters were by far the dominant union in their ascendancy. But the UWF supported Gov. Brown and were politically successful. At this point, things were poised to go forward but things deteriorated perhaps because the UFW tried to continue to act like a traditional union. The UFW did contracts through the mid 70s in which they asked for 42% wage increases but growers offered 7%. They
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course ARE 150 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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