Today in 1970: Cesar Chavez was sentenced to 20 days in jail for refusing to call off the United Farm Workers’ consumer boycott of Bud Antle, Inc., the country’s second largest lettuce grower.
Antle had signed a contract with Teamsters Local 890, though only 5% of the workers voted to ratify it. Nor had there ever been an election for the workers to choose a union to represent them. The boycott had been called to pressure Antle to negotiate with the Farm Workers.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, “Bailouts: The Who and Why of 2008” will be discussed by the History of Political Economy Group. This will be from 6:30 to 8pm at the Stendhal Parlor, 404 South Park Street, above the University Audio store, with the entrance in the rear. This is free project of the Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin. Bring snacks and beverages of your choice. More info at 256-1261.
The Hydrite Chemical plant in Cottage Grove wants to renew their hazardous waste license for another 10 years. The preliminary determination and other documents can be reviewed at the DNR office, located at 3911 Fish Hatchery Road in Fitchburg, and at the Pinney Branch Public Library, located at 204 Cottage Grove Road in Madison, Wisconsin. The DNR is now taking questions and comments from the public until December 17th. For contact information, visit the Kiosk website.
Prevent Child Abuse before it starts. Volunteers are needed with Canopy Center to co-facilitate groups of youth, teens, and adults that have experienced abuse and hardship within the family. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sarah, at 729-1130 or visit canopycenter.org.