The strike lasted five years and was marked by its grassroots efforts – consumer boycotts, marches, community organization and non-violent resistance – which attracted the movement`s national attention.   In July 1970, the strike resulted in a victory for agricultural workers, mainly due to a boycott of non-union grape consumers, when a collective agreement was reached with the major table wine producers, affecting more than 10,000 agricultural workers.    At about the same time, AWOC was leading a walk of hundreds of Filipino and Mexican grape pickers in the Coachella Valley. Although the Bracero program officially ended the previous year, a new agreement between the United States and Mexico allowed producers to import Mexican workers if they received $1.25 an hour and never paid more than domestic workers. When Coachella`s vignerists tried to pay less to local workers than to imported workers, Filipinos, many of whom were members of the AWOC, refused to work. In the late 1970s, UFW management was rocked by a series of conflicts when disputes abounded between Chavez and some of his former colleagues.  In 1977, the Teamsters signed an agreement with the UFW in which they promised to end their efforts to represent agricultural workers.  The memorandum was signed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by undersecretary of state for North America Jess Seade and UFW President Teresa Romero as part of the migrant protection strategy announced in February 2019. This is the first time that the Department of Foreign Affairs has signed such an agreement with a union. Schenley was the first to tear himself apart. Shortly after the strike began, Schenley sprayed striking workers with agricultural poisons. In protest, NFWA organized a march in Sacramento.
On March 17, 1966, 70 attackers left Delano on foot under Chavez`s direction. They ran nearly 340 km in 25 days. Along the way, they picked up hundreds of friends and gathered with thousands of people. A Chicano theatre group, El Teatro Campesino, staged skits every night on the fight from the back of a tanker truck.
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