November 3, 2000
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, is improving and acknowledging friends and family members after three surgeries to stop intestinal bleeding, a Bakersfield hospital spokesman said. Huerta remained in critical condition and her prognosis was guarded Thursday, more than a week after she was first sent to Bakersfield Heart Hospital with a bleeding ulcer. An arterial abnormality was discovered later and repaired over the weekend.
November 1, 2000
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, remained in critical but stable condition Tuesday at a Bakersfield hospital, two days after surgery to stop internal bleeding. Huerta, 70, who stepped down as the union's secretary-treasurer in September, originally was admitted to Heart Hospital last Wednesday for a bleeding ulcer, then was readmitted Sunday when her condition worsened.
May 28, 1987
The United Farm Workers of America lost another court battle in Imperial County on Wednesday in a case that poses a severe threat to the union's financial health. Imperial County Superior Court Judge William E. Lehnhardt rejected the plea of the UFW that he reduce a $3.3-million bond the union must post by June 5 while it appeals a judgment of more than $1.6-million it has been directed to pay a vegetable grower for losses from a violence-torn 1979 strike.
March 14, 2003 |
Farmhands at Gallo of Sonoma cast votes Thursday on whether to oust the United Farm Workers of America from the vintner's fields, less than three years after the union won a hard-fought and much-publicized contract there. The fieldworkers gathered at ranches across Sonoma County in Northern California shortly after daybreak to weigh in on the petition to break ties with the UFW, filed with the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board last week by workers.
November 22, 2000 |
"No Grapes!"--a spirited rallying cry of the labor movement and the political left for much of the last four decades--officially receded into history Tuesday as the United Farm Workers of America declared an end to its protracted boycott of California table grapes. The announcement by UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez makes official what had already become a fait accompli; the union and even its loyal followers had mostly lost interest in the sanction against the state's grape growers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2005 |
The second San Joaquin Valley farmworker in a year has died of heat exposure in triple-digit temperatures, sparking renewed calls from labor leaders for worker safety regulations in extreme heat. Witnesses said Salud Zamudio Rodriguez, 42, was picking bell peppers in Arvin, Calif., south of Bakersfield, in 105-degree heat Wednesday when he complained of feeling ill, according to Lupe Martinez, a vice president of United Farm Workers of America.