By Richard Worth
Those riveting personalities every one completed excellence, yet even more than their person accomplishments is the confident Hispanic photograph they jointly signify to the realm. photos, illustrations, and energetic textual content inform the tales ot those interesting old figures.
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Since the Teamsters had the contracts from the large growers for hiring employees, the union controlled who was hired and who was fired. Workers who supported the UFWOC went out on strike and began picketing the grape vineyards to stop the Teamsters. Violence broke out between the UFWOC and the Teamsters that lasted during the remainder of 1973. The Wall Street VIOLENCE IN THE FIELDS UFWOC strikers often risked their lives as they battled the Teamsters in 1973. Sixteen-year-old picketer Marta Rodriguez was sprayed with mace by police during the United Farm Workers grape strike at Giumarra vineyards.
Alicia Fernandez had run a hotel while raising her family. She had been a working mother, and Huerta felt comfortable following in her footsteps. While she was married to her second husband, Ventura Huerta, Dolores refused to let the union take second place to her family. This was a major issue that led to their divorce. Although Huerta always had the support of her mother, others criticized her for what she did. As historian Margaret 49 50 DOLORES HUERTA Rose put it, “Huerta’s union activism is atypical [unusual].
Nevertheless, her organizing work, the AWOC, and the CSO regularly took Huerta away from her family. Her husband believed that she should spend more time raising their children instead of working for the AWOC and CSO. Father McCullough agreed and wanted Huerta to carry out the traditional roles of wife and mother. Huerta received only $5 a week for her work. She had also convinced Ventura to go to work for the AWOC at a very low salary. It was difficult for both of them, living on little money with so many children to support.
Dolores Huerta (The Great Hispanic Heritage) by Richard Worth