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El Malcriado - March 20, 1972
Maker: Andrew (Andy) Zermeño
Date Made: 1972
Place Made: North America: United States; California
Measurements: 37 cm x 28 cm; 14 9/16 in x 11 in
Main Subject: United Farm Workers; Labor
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
El Malcriado Vol V No.1 March 20, 1972 Price 10¢ Voice of the Farmworker Emergency Issue! Boycott NLRB Grower Nixon G.O.P. A. Zermeno 72
Acquisition Number: 1996-142
El Malcriado: The Voice of the Farm Worker, was published twice monthly by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO. Although it was the union newspaper, the union did not financially support the paper to protect the union from potential lawsuits. The paper was supported primarily by advertisements and subscriptions from all over the United States. UFWOC , however, did control the content to a great degree, and opposed discussion of three primary areas: the Viet Nam War, La Raza, and Communism. Although Chavez refused to allow the union to take a position on the war in Viet Nam, the editors of El Malcriado got around this by publishing letters to the editor which strongly opposed the war. Chavez also opposed the promotion of La Raza, as divisive in a union which from its inception was multi-racial in its membership and in its supporters. Chavez was known for holding strong anti-Communist positions, which were published in El Malcriado.
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