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La Casita Farms Select Vegetables Label
In 1966 a bitter dispute between farmworkers and owners of La Casita Farms, El Texano Ranch, and Griffen & Brand farms took place in Starr County. Farmworkers harvesting melons demanded minimum wage and improved working conditions. Their strike…

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Peonage, also known as debt slavery, was used an option for farmers to control labor. The Raymondville peonage cases, which were the first of their kind in Texas history, were tried in the Nueces County federal court in January 1927. Although the…

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A newspaper clipping from El Cuhamil, announcing the beginning of a melon strike. The Texas Farm Worker's Union started the strike in a rally May 16, 1975.
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