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Boycott: Gallo Wine
Maker: N.Y.U. Law Students for Farm Workers
Date Made: circa 1974
Place Made: North America: United States; New York
Measurements: 58 cm x 44 cm; 22 13/16 in x 17 5/16 in
Main Subject: United Farm Workers; Labor
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Boycott: Gallo Wine The Gallo Corporation also Manufactures Eden Roc · Boone's Farm · Spanada · Paisano · Ripple · Thunderbird · Andre · Carlo Rossi · Tyrolia · and all wines from "Modesto, California" Why? Because we can help protect farmworkers rights and end their suffering E&J Gallo Cmp #1, 1974 Before the contract was signed, farm workers in Gallo's vineyards were being paid 77¢ an hour. Farmworkers Need Your Support Farm workers (migrant workers) are one of the most oppressed groups of people in this country. There are 3 million farm workers in this country-in almost every state. They feed this country by their labor but they don't make enough to feed their own families. Children have to work because their parents alone are not paid enough to feed their family. The average annual income for a farm worker family of four is $3,170. · The health of farm workers is very poor. The life expectancy is 49 years. Farm work is classified as the third most dangerous occupation. 75,000 farm workers a year are poisoned by deadly pesticides sprayed in the fields. · Farm workers living and working conditions are deplorable. They live in labor camps, in shacks with an average of 1.9 rooms, with no running water; all facilities are outside. In the fields, in most cases, there are no toilets or drinking water. Farm workers across the country are struggling non-violently for justice, human dignity and self-determination. They are trying to build a union as a means to change their lives of poverty and oppression. · From April 17, 1967-April 18, 1973, the United Farm Workers Union, AFL-CIO was the exclusive bargaining agent for all Gallo Winery, E&J agricultural employees. With the signing of the first contract, conditions drastically changed. Wages increased, bathroom facilities and fresh drinking water were present in the fields, child labor came to an end, dangerous pesticides were closely supervised, and there was established a Union hiring hall....
Acquisition Number: 1994-066
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