Vicki L. Ruiz's Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, PDF

By Vicki L. Ruiz

girls were the mainstay of the grueling, seasonal canning for over a century. This publication is their collective biography--a heritage in their relations and paintings lives, and in their union. Out of the hard work militancy of the Thirties emerged the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied employees of the US (UCAPAWA). fast it turned the 7th greatest CIO associate and a unprecedented luck tale of girls in unions.

Thousands of Mexican and Mexican-American girls operating in canneries in southern California proven powerful, democratic alternate union locals run through neighborhood individuals. those rank-and-file activists skillfully controlled union affairs, together with negotiating such advantages as maternity go away, company-provided day care, and paid vacations--in a few circumstances larger merits than they get pleasure from at the present time. yet by way of 1951, UCAPAWA lay in ruins--a sufferer of pink baiting within the McCarthy period and of brutal takeover strategies by means of the foreign Brotherhood of Teamsters.

"Cannery ladies, Cannery Lives, is a welcome boost to U.S. hard work historical past. . . . fairly invaluable to readers drawn to women's historical past, exertions background, or Mexican-American culture." -- magazine of the Southwest

"I understand of not more shiny or extra convincing portrait of women's paintings tradition than in Cannery ladies, Cannery Lives. . . . respectable . . ." -- Pacific historic assessment

"Cannery girls, Cannery Lives, complements our realizing of work politics, Mexican women's lives, and immigrant kin heritage. it's quite worthwhile since it provides complexity to our views on Mexican-origin girls within the American experience." -- New Mexico historic Review

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