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Farm Workers Warn About Dangers of Pesticides (1969)

In the mid-1960s, a group of mostly Filipino farm workers created the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and organized a labor strike against grape growers in Delano, California. After the AWOC joined together with the National Farmworkers Association to become the United Farm Workers in 1966, the strike gained greater visibility. The workers sought increases in their hourly pay and the amount they earned for each box of grapes they packed. This 1969 flyer from the UFW organizing committee warned consumers about the danger of eating grapes sprayed with pesticides.

Source | “Warning: Eating Grapes May Be Hazardous to Your Health,” Digital Public Library of America, University of California Berkeley, Bancroft Library via California Digital Library,
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | “Farm Workers Warn About Dangers of Pesticides (1969),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 5, 2023,

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