Over 4,500 farm workers in Delano, California have been on strike against Delano grape growers since September 8, 1965.
These California farm workers are seeking the rights you take for granted: UNION RECOGNITION and COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. Delano grape growers refuse to recognize and respect these rights.
It is vital to us—consumers and workers—that this strike be settled soon and settled fairly.
Delano grape growers can keep on avoiding their economic and moral responsibilities only because it is profitable for them to do so.
YOU CAN MAKE THIS INJUSTICE UNPROFITABLE—YOU CAN SPEAK FOR JUSTICE!
Support the unity of Mexican-American and Filipino farm workers in the longest strike in California labor history.
AMONG THE BAY AREA SPONSORS ARE
HENRY ANDERSON, Citizens for Farm Labor
DR. THOMAS N. BURBRIDGE, U.C. Medical Center
MARY COLWELL, Catholic Interracial Council
TERENCE CANNON, Editor, The Movement
REV. THOMAS DIETRICH, Howard Presbyterian Church
REV. DONALD GANOUNG, Vicar, Episcopal Church in the Mission District
REV. FRANCIS GEDDES Minister, United Church of Christ
ABEL GONZALES, President, Centro Social Obrero
ROBERT E. GONZALES, Mexican-American Political Association
REV. WAYNE C. HARTMIRE, California Migrant Ministry
FANCHON LEWIS, Temp. Chairman, Bay Area Aid for Bogalusa
EDWARD KEATING, Publisher, Ramparts
KEN McELDOWNEY, Regional staff, Students for a Democratic Society
MIKE MILLER, Field Secretary, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
IGNACIO T. RODRIGUEZ, Recording Secretary Centro Social Obrero
MARY E. SALAZAR, Glide Foundation
BLAIR STAPP, Artists Alliance for Human Rights
WILFRED USSERY, National 1st Vice President, CORE.
ED DUTTON, Director, California Center for Community Development
REV. ROBERT OLMSTEAD, Shattuck Ave. Methodist Church
BAY AREA FRIENDS OF SNCC
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY, LAWRENCE GUYOT, Chairman
REV. HERMAN FARLOW, Faith Presbyterian Church
REV. LES LARSON, West Oakland Parish
PROF. FRED STRIPP, U.C.
PROF. JOHN LEGGETT, U.C.
An ad-hoc committee of AFL-CIO, ILWU and Teamster leaders Is being formed.
CALL BY FARM WORKERS FOR NATIONAL BOYCOTT
Since September 8, 1965, two farm worker unions, the independent National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee AFL-CIO (AWOC), have been striking the rich and powerful Delano, California grape growers. The workers are striking to gain a just portion of the huge wealth they create. Now that the harvest season is over, the workers need nationwide support to impress the growers with the justice and urgency of their cause.
The strikers are asking for a nationwide consumer boycott against Schenley products and Delano fresh grapes. Inside this MOVEMENT BOYCOTT SUPPLEMENT you will find sample instructions which can be used by persons interested in constructive action.
The principal boycott is aimed at Schenley. This huge corporation farms approximately 4,500 acres of land around Delano. Schenley is the largest producer of wine and other alcoholic products under strike.
When informing your community or organization about the boycott, there is a useful fact to remember: The Delano growers are being aided in business by immense subsidies, many of which are received illegally. Almost the entire water supply for Delano grapes comes from the federally-constructed Friant-Kern Canal. According to federal officials, the total cost to bring this water to the land is $700 an acre. The farms repay $123 per acre; The rest—$577—is pure profit.
In numerous cases—notably Schenley’s—the subsidized water is received in violation of federal regulations.
BOYCOTT CHECK LIST:
Any SCHENLEY Label, plus these brands:
Blends and Scotch
DEWAR’S WHITE LABEL
MELROSE DIAMOND 12
ORDER OF MERIT
Other hard liquor
CORONET VSQ Brandy
COATES PLYMOUTH Gin
A & A
L BAR L
Send Your Support to The Families Of Strikers
Farm Workers Relief Fund