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"LULAC Glances" published by the Iowa state LULAC reports on local news.

Type: Newsletter

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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…

Newspaper clipping announcing Cesar Chavez will attend Quad City rally supporting the grape boycott campaign.
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