Today in 1970: Cesar Chavez is 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 percent 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!
The City of Madison is in the early stages of creating a business plan for a Public Market. If you are an artist, farmer, food producer, retailer, or thinking about starting a business and would like to learn more about the market and share your thoughts and interest, please attend the upcoming Vendor Outreach Meeting next Tuesday, December 10th, at 5:30pm. This is at the Dane County Extension Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive. RSVP by December 5th to: Dan at 608-267-1968, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday is a “No Keystone XL Pipeline Pledge of Resistance Training.” This training is required for anyone planning to risk arrest in the action, and for those who wish to help in other ways. It’s free, and snacks are provided. RSVP at nokxlmadison.eventzilla.net. For more info, email email@example.com. This is Saturday, December 7, from noon to 5:30pm at Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court.