Guide to the Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizing Papers, 1966-1976

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizing Papers
Dates: 1966-1976
Identification: URB/BC
Creator: Chandler, Bill, 1941-
Physical Description: 2.92 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: Bill Chandler worked with the Community Service Organization in 1960. During this time Mr. Chandler met Cesar Chavez. He subsequently began working full-time with the United Farm Workers in 1965. His activities included organizing people to participate in the strike and picketing at the Central Produce Market in downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Chandler was an observer in negotiations between the Farm Workers and the Vineyards in Delano during the grape boycott. In Mississippi, Mr. Chandler is a member and organizer with the state's employees union. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA). The collection consists of publications created by the United States federal government, California state government, the United Farm Workers, and similar organizations.

Biographical Information:

Bill Chandler was born in Berkeley, California on March 18, 1941. He began working with the Community Service Organization in 1960. During this time Mr. Chandler met Cesar Chavez. He began working full-time with the United Farm Workers in 1965. His activities included organizing people to participate in the strike and picketing at the Central Produce Market in downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Chandler was an observer in negotiations between the Farm Workers and the Vineyards in Delano during the grape boycott. In Mississippi, Mr. Chandler is a member and organizer with the state's employees union. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA).

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance
United Farm Workers

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Publications

Geographic Name:

California -- Politics and government

Personal Name:

Chandler, Bill -- Archives

Topical Term:

Agricultural laborers -- California
Boycotts -- Mississippi
Federal government -- United States
Strikes and lockouts -- Agricultural laborers -- California

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Megan Hibbits, 2012

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizing Papers , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Federal Publications, 1966-1974
Series II: Organizational Publications, 1966-1976
Series III: State Publications, 1969-1978

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications created by the United States federal government, California state government, the United Farm Workers, and similar organizations. The collection is arranged in three series: Federal Publications(1966-1974), Organizational Publications(1966-1976), and State Publications (1969-1978).
Series I, Federal Publications, consists of publications created by the federal government of the United States. These are listed alphabetically and chronologically within.
Series II, Organizational Publications, consists of publications created by various organizations involved with the farm laborers including the United Farm Workers. Within this series are several resolutions which are numbered and filed in numerical order. Other publications are listed alphabetically and chronologically within.
Series III, State Publications, consists of publications created by the state of California. These are listed alphabetically and chronologically within.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Federal Publications, 1966-1974

 

Box 1

Folder 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Health Services for Domestic Agricultural Workers, 1972. Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session on S. 3762 to Extend the Program for Health Services for Domestic Agricultural Migrant Workers, August 1, 1972 . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 August 1

Folder 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on Farmworkers in Rural Poverty, July 22; September 21, and 22, 1971, Part 1 . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, July 1971-September 1971

Folder 3

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on Who Owns the Land?, November 5, 1971, Part 2. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1971 November 5

Folder 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on Land Ownership, Use, and Distribution, January 11, 1972, San Francisco, Calif., Part 3A . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 January 11

Folder 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on Land Ownership, Use, and Distribution, January 12, 1972, Fresno, Calif., Part 3B . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 January 12

Folder 6

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on Land Ownership, Use, and Distribution, January 13, 1972, San Francisco, Calif., Part 3C . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 January 13

 

Box 2

Folder 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on The Role of Land-Grant Colleges, June 19, 1972, Part 4A . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 June 19

Folder 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions on Land Ownership, Use, and Distribution, June 20, 1972, Part 4B . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 June 20

Folder 3

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions, Appendix, Part 5A . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, [June 1972]

Folder 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, First and Second Sessions Appendix, Part 5B . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, [June 1972]

Folder 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Who are the Migrants?, June 9 and 10, 1969, Part 1 . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, June 1969

Folder 6

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on The Migrant Subculture, July 28, 1969, Part 2 . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 July 28

 

Box 3

Folder 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First Session on Efforts to Organize, July 15, 1969, Part 3A . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 July 15

Folder 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First Session on Efforts to Organize, July 16 and 17, 1969, Part 3B . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, July 1969

Folder 3

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Session on Farmworker Legal Problems, August 7, 1969, Part 4A . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 August 7

Folder 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Session on Farmworker Legal Problems, August 8, 1969, Part 4B . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 August 8

Folder 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Session on Border Commuter Labor Problem, May 21, 1969, Part 5A. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 May 21

Folder 6

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Boarder Commuter Labor Problem, May 22, 1969, Part 5B. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 May 22

 

Box 4

Folder 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Pesticides and the Farmworker, August 1, 1969, Part 6A. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 August 1

Folder 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Pesticides and the Farmworker, September 20, 1969, Part 6B. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 September 20

Folder 3

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Pesticides and the Farmworker, September 30, 1969, Part 6C. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1969 September 30

Folder 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Manpower and Economic Problems, April 14, 1970, Part 7A. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1970 April 14

Folder 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Manpower and Economic Problems, April 15, 1970, Part 7B. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1970 April 15

Folder 6

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Who is Responsible?, July 20, 1970, Part 8A. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1970 July 20

 

Box 5

Folder 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Who is Responsible?, July 21, 1970, Part 8B. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1970 July 21

Folder 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Powerlessness. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, First and Second Sessions on Who is Responsible?, July 24, 1970, Part 8C. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1970 July 24

Folder 3

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migratory Labor Legislation. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninetieth Congress, First Session on Migratory Labor Legislation S.8 A Bill to Amend the National Labor Relations Act, as Amended, so as to Make its Provisions Applicable to Agriculture, S. 195 A Bill to Provide for the Establishment of a Council to be Known as the “National Advisory Council on Migratory Labor,” S.197 A Bill to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to Extend the Child Labor Provisions Thereof to Certain Children Employed in Agriculture, and for Other Purposes, S.198 A Bill to Amend The Act of June 6, 1933, As Amended, to Authorize the Secretary of Labor to Develop and Maintain Improved, Voluntary Methods of Recruiting Training, Transportation, and Distributing Agricultural Workers and for Other Purposes, Part 1, May 17, July 11, 12, 13, and August 2, 1967, Washington D.C. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, May 1967-August 1967

Folder 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. Migratory Labor Legislation. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninetieth Congress, First Session on Migratory Labor Legislation S.8 A Bill to Amend the National Labor Relations Act, as Amended, so as to Make its Provisions Applicable to Agriculture, S. 195 A Bill to Provide for the Establishment of a Council to be Known as the “National Advisory Council on Migratory Labor,” S.197 A Bill to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to Extend the Child Labor Provisions Thereof to Certain Children Employed in Agriculture, and for Other Purposes, S.198 A Bill to Amend The Act of June 6, 1933, As Amended, to Authorize the Secretary of Labor to Develop and Maintain Improved, Voluntary Methods of Recruiting Training, Transportation, and Distributing Agricultural Workers and for Other Purposes, Part 3, September 8, 1967, Rochester, N.Y. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1967 September 8

Folder 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor.; United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. Migrant Children’s Nutrition, 1972. Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare and the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, United States Senate. Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session on Migrant Children’s Food Program Failures, May 1, 1972 . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972 May 1

Folder 6

United States. Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions. Hired Farm Workers: A Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Extending the Minimum Wage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1966

Folder 7

United States. Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions. Hired Farm Workers Under the Fair Labor Standards Act as Amended in 1966. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, October 1966

Folder 8

United States Commission on Civil Rights. Arkansas State Advisory. Blacks in the Arkansas Delta: A Report of the Arkansas State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights Prepared for the Information and Consideration of the Commission . Washington: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, March 1974

 

Box 6

Folder 1

United States Department of Labor. The Extension on Unemployment Insurance to Texas Agriculture: A Descriptive and Analytical Report. Written by Conrad F. Fritsch, Karen J. Nergart and David C. Ruesink. College Station: Texas A&M University in Conjunction with the Regional Research Project of the Northeast Agricultural Experiment Stations, 1973

Folder 2

United States Senate. The United States Senate Report of Proceedings Hearing Held Before Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities Senate Resolution 60 – General Investigation Pages 9534 to 9758 Wednesday, November 7, 1973 Washington D.C . Washington D.C. Ward & Paul, 1973 November 7

Folder 3

United States Senate. The United States Senate Report of Proceedings Hearing Held Before Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities Senate Resolution 60 – General Investigation Pages 9534 to 9758 Wednesday, November 7, 1973 Washington D.C . Washington D.C. Ward & Paul, 1973 November 7

 

Series II: Organizational Publications, 1966-1978

 

Box 6

Folder 4

AFL-CIO, Farm Workers the Law can Protect you if you Demand your Rights, Compiled and Edited by Diane Roberts, 1968

Folder 5

AFL-CIO, Report of the Special Subcommittee of the AFL-CIO Executive Council Appointed to Investigate the Operation of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act , Written by Paul Hall, Joseph Kennan, and Paul Jennings, 1975 November 7

Folder 6

Diocese of Fresno, Farm Labor Problems: The Anguish of Delano , Edited by Gerald Sherry, Fresno, Diocese of Fresno, 1969

Folder 7

Farmer Benefit Fiesta Committee, The Farmworkers: A Cry for Justice from Florida’s Fields/Los Trabajadores Agrícolas: Un Grito de Justicia des de los Campos de la Florida , Miami. Farmer Benefit Fiesta Committee, 1974

Folder 8

Mexican-American Democrats, State Democratic Convention , Houston, Texas, 1976

Folder 9

National Farmworker Information Clearinghouse, Juárez Lincoln University, Pesticide Poisoning: Recognition, Treatment, Prevention: A Reference Guide for Farmworker Outreach Personnel , Austin, National Farmworker Information Clearinghouse, Juárez Lincoln University, March 1976

Folder 10

Personnel Management Association of Aztlan, Mexican American [Chicano] Handbook of Affirmative Action Programs for Employers and Employees and a Directory of Governmental-Industrial-Educational-Community Agencies and Representatives , Downey, Personnel Management Association of Aztlan, July 1973

Folder 11

Texas A&M University, Poverty Among Spanish Americans in Texas: Low-Income Families in a Minority Group , Written by W. Kennedy and David E. Wright, College Station, Department of Agricultural Economics and Sociology, Texas A&M University, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, September 1966

Folder 12

United Farm Workers, Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Inter Harvest Inc, Salinas, California and United Farm Workers AFL-CIO from September 14, 1972 to September 14, 1975 , September 1972

Folder 13

United Farm Workers, Death Benefit Program United Farm Workers Organizing Committee AFL-CIO, Delano, Farm Workers Death Benefit Fund

Folder 14

United Farm Workers, A Farm Worker Film: Fighting for Our Lives , Los Angeles, United Farm Workers, April 1975-July 1975

Folder 15

United Farm Workers, Illegal Alien Farm Labor Activity in California and Arizona , Keene, United Farm Workers, 1974

Folder 16

United Farm Workers, Some Facts on the New Grape Boycott , Keene, United Farm Workers, September 1973

Folder 17

United Farm Workers, "Resolution #1: The Farm Workers’ Call in Support of Proposition 14," Submitted by Farm Workers of the County of San Diego, ca. 1976

Folder 18

United Farm Workers, "Resolution #2: Urging Dissolution of the Immigration and Naturalization Service," Submitted by the National Executive Board, ca. 1976

 

Series III: State Publications, 1969-1978

 

Box 7

Folder 14

California, Agricultural Labor Relations Board, A Handbook on the California Agricultural Labor Relations Law/Un Folleto Sobre la ley de Relaciones del Trabajo Agricola de California, Sacramento, California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, 1978

Folder 15

Texas, Good Neighbor Commission, Texas Migrant Labor Report , Austin, Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, 1975

Folder 16

Texas, Good Neighbor Commission, Texas Council on Migrant Labor, Texas Migrant Report, Austin, Texas Council on Migrant Labor, 1969