Thursday, August 21, 2014

1974 Farm Worker Strike Near Davis and Involving Davis (173)


Headline, September 14, 1974
In the course of reading the 1974 Davis Enterprise for another project, Davis history scholar and enthusiast Hiram Jackson happened onto several reports on a farm worker strike near Davis and involving Davis in the fall of that year.

Interesting aspects of the strike include, in Hiram’s words, that the “UFW headquarters was in Davis and [that] two Davis City Council members, Bob Black and Dick Holdstock, were involved with UFW efforts, much to the annoyance of the growers.”

He has shared these reports with me and, with his permission, I present them here as a post.

September 14, 1974

September 14, 1974
September 14, 1974
September 14, 1974

September 4, 1974
September 14, 1974

October 4, 1974

October 4, 1974