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United Farm Workers March to the California State Capitol Building (August 2022)
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Photographs from Filipino contingent of the United Farm Workers march to the California State Capitol building in support of Assembly Bill 2183.
The United Farm Workers originates from two leading labor and agricultural associations in California's Central Valley: the predominantly-Filipino Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) and the predominantly-Mexican National Farm Workers Association (NFWA). On September 8, 1965, AWOC voted to strike against Delano's table grape growers, with NFWA joining the strike a week later. In 1966, the two organizations rallied farmworkers and allied groups to a march from Delano to Sacramento. Shortly after, the two groups were merged into the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), and continued the grape strike until the collection bargaining agreement was signed in 1970. In 1967, the organization was re-organized into the United Farm Workers (UFW). In 2022, Assembly Bill 2183 was approved by both houses of the California legislature, however, California Governor Gavin Newsom has yet to sign the bill into law. The bill expands voting options for farmworkers by allowing them to choose if they want to vote at a physical location, or vote by mailing or dropping off a representation ballot card to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) office. Mirroring the 1966 Delano to Sacramento march, the United Farmworkers set off from Delano to Sacramento starting on August 3, 2022. The Sacramento portion of the march marked the final rally in support of AB 2183.
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