CHSTU 354 A: Unions, Labor, and Civil Rights in California and Pacific Northwest Agriculture

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
CMU 228

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At a time when unions, labor and civil rights are increasingly threatened by shifting political winds, it is more important than ever for students to learn about the challenges migrant and immigrant workers in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest faced and organized against during the social movement of the 1960s.
This course is being taught by Guadalupe Gamboa, a widely acclaimed protégé of Cesar Chavez. Gamboa helped organize the national grape boycott and helped to lead the first major strike in the state of Washington in the early 1970s by Mexican American farmworkers. He also litigated precedent setting employment cases in the 1970s that led to the first collective bargaining agreement for farmworkers in the state. The course will examine how the power of social movements, effective labor organizing, and legal representation can empower a seemingly powerless community.

CHSTU 354 will help fulfill one of your required endorsements.

For more information or questions, contact Dalia Correa, Academic Advisor, at in the Department of American Ethnic Studies.

Catalog Description: 
Comparative study of Southwest and Pacific Northwest farm workers against the social movement of the 1960s, its significance in the socio-political development of the Chicano civil rights movement, and its legacy. Uses historical and social science research methods along with analytical criticism to examine the period of social history.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:10pm