Throughout the struggle, the UFW remained committed to the principles of non-violence; Cesar Chavez spent 25 days fasting in 1968 to demonstrate this commitment. In 1975, the UFW passed the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, a pioneering agreement that recognizes the right of agricultural workers in California to organize. Since those early decades, the UFW has continued to achieve significant victories for agricultural workers in agriculture in the United States. This project was a joint initiative of Professor Phil Martin and Barbara Hegenbart under the auspices of the UCD General Library Digital Initiatives Program. It allows researchers to access a collection of California UFW collective agreements, which can be researched and accessible. The texts are converted into a machine-readable form and coded into expandable Markup Language (XML) using the Guidelines of the Encoding Initiative (TEI) and the definition of the type of document (P4) in accordance with the California Digital Library`s Foreign Text Working Group`s best practice policies. XSLT and XHTML are used to transform and display documents. Before publication, coding and text are manually checked. In addition to HTML and XML files, a PDF document from each contract is available to make it easier to print the hardware. The collection currently contains more than 100 contracts.
The memorandum was signed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by undersecretary of state for North America Jess Seade and UFW President Teresa Romero as part of the migrant protection strategy announced in February 2019. This is the first time that the Department of Foreign Affairs has signed such an agreement with a union. In the late 1970s, UFW management was rocked by a series of conflicts when disputes abounded between Chavez and some of his former colleagues.  In 1977, the Teamsters signed an agreement with the UFW in which they promised to end their efforts to represent agricultural workers.  At about the same time, AWOC was leading a walk of hundreds of Filipino and Mexican grape pickers in the Coachella Valley. Although the Bracero program officially ended the previous year, a new agreement between the United States and Mexico allowed producers to import Mexican workers if they received $1.25 an hour and never paid more than domestic workers. When Coachella`s vignerists tried to pay less to local workers than to imported workers, Filipinos, many of whom were members of the AWOC, refused to work. The Teamsters signed an agreement with the UFW in 1977 and promised to end their efforts to represent agricultural workers. The boycott of Gallo Winery grapes, salad and products officially ended in 1978.  Started in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the first permanent and largest agricultural union in the country. UFW continues to organize important agricultural sectors, particularly in California.
UFW has entered into dozens of union contracts to protect thousands of farm workers, including agreements with the largest berry, wineries, tomato, milk and mushroom companies in California and the nation. The strike lasted five years and was marked by its grassroots efforts – consumer boycotts, marches, community organization and non-violent resistance – which attracted the movement`s national attention.   In July 1970, the strike resulted in a victory for agricultural workers, mainly due to a boycott of non-union grape consumers, when a collective agreement was reached with the major table wine producers, affecting more than 10,000 agricultural workers.    Schenley was the first to tear himself apart.