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Muscatine C.E.O. [Community Effort Organization] flier calling for a boycott of H.J. Heinz Company products to pressure Iowa growers to improve wages and working conditions for migrant farm workers in Iowa., 1969.

Iowa LULAC councils, labor unions, and migrant agencies marched in Des Moines to press for passage of migrant worker bills pending in the Iowa legislature. Fifteen hundred activists marched in Des Moines in March 1969. This type of collective action…

Led by House Representative John Tapscott, the bills sought to regulate migrant child labor and improve conditions in Iowa migrant camps.

The Muscatine Migrant Committee was an organization that advocated for the rights of migrant workers employed in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. This 1960s Muscatine Migrant Committee sign shows the connection between Iowa and Texas, where many…

El Malcriado, The Voice of the Farm Worker, (Delano, Calif.) 3, no. 1, (September 15-October 1, 1969), p. 13.

Cesar Chavez, second from right, with John Terronez, third from right, and Iowa activists. Davenport, 1969.

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Jesse Vargas, brother of Henry Vargas and President of UAW Local 377, speaking to union members. UAW represented foundry workers in the Quad Cities, 1959.

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