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Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950

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Women have been the mainstay of the grueling, seasonal canning industry for over a century. This book is their collective biography--a history of their family and work lives, and of their union. Out of the labor militancy of the 1930s emerged the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA). Quickly it became the seventh largest CIO affiliate and a rare success story of women in unions.

Thousands of Mexican and Mexican-American women working in canneries in southern California established effective, democratic trade union locals run by local members. These rank-and-file activists skillfully managed union affairs, including negotiating such benefits as maternity leave, company-provided day care, and paid vacations--in some cases better benefits than they enjoy today. But by 1951, UCAPAWA lay in ruins--a victim of red baiting in the McCarthy era and of brutal takeover tactics by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Synopsis:

This dramatic and turbulent history of UCAPAWA is a major contribution to the new labor history in its carefully documented account of minority women controlling their union and regulating their working lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826309884
Author:
Ruiz, Cicki L.
Author:
Ruiz, V. L.
Author:
Ruiz, Cicki L.
Author:
Ruiz, Vicki L.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Food Science
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Food industry and trade
Subject:
Labor - Unions
Subject:
Mexican american women
Subject:
Trade-unions -- Mexican American membership -- California.
Subject:
Trade-unions -- Cannery workers -- California -- History -- Case studies.
Subject:
Cannery workers.
Subject:
Women labor union members.
Subject:
Mexican American labor union members.
Subject:
Mexican American lbor union members -- California.
Subject:
Women cannery workers
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Al
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Subject:
Women's Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 171-188.
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19870831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9.00x6.05x.56 in. .70 lbs.

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