Ernesto Galarza

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Birthday
15, 1905
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jun 22, 1984 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1905
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jun 22, 1984 (78)

About

Key historical figure for immigrant farm worker organization in California.

Before Fame

He immigrated with his mother and two uncles to California before attaining a master's degree in history from Stanford University in 1929.

Trivia

He was the leader of several strikes for the AFL, and also exposed, in his 1964 expose 'Merchants of Labor', abuses within the Bracero Program, which were a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated in 1942, for the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States.

Family Life

He lived and traveled with his wife Mae.

Associated With

His book led to the end of the Bracero Program, and allowed Cesar Chavez to start unionizing immigrant farmworkers.