Publication Date

1990

Abstract

[Excerpt] On January 1, 1930, several hundred Mexican and Filipino lettuce workers in Brawley, California, walked off their jobs in a spontaneous protest against declining wages and intolerable working conditions. In less than a week they were joined by 5,000 other field workers, and the impromptu walkout of Imperial Valley lettuce workers turned into a serious strike, ushering in a decade of farmworker militancy that sent tremors throughout California's powerful agricultural establishment.

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Suggested Citation

Bronfenbrenner, K. (1990). Imperial Valley, California, farmworkers’ strike of 1930 [Electronic version]. Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, ILR School site: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/articles/555/

Required Publisher Statement

© Taylor & Francis. Final version published as: Bronfenbrenner, K. (1990). Imperial Valley, California, farmworkers’ strike of 1930. In R. L. Filippelli (Ed.) Labor conflict in the United States: An encyclopedia (pp. 255-256). New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.