Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerto co-founded the National Farm Workers Association {later the United Farm Workers} with Cesar E. Chavez in 1962. 

Huerta directed a national grape boycott to protest the dangers of pesticides on grape pickers, which led the entire California table grape industry to adopt safer practices. 

She also negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement with an agricultural business to secure better wages and working conditions for farmworkers. 

Throughout her career, Huerta fought for world peace and the rights of immigrants, women, minorities, at-risk youth, and LGBTQ+ Americans.  



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