Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez.
Onions and carrots still are the worst paid crops, because they come during the winter when the work is very scarce. Many things in farm labor are terrible, like going under the vines that are sprayed with sulphur and other pesticides. You have to touch those leaves and inhale that poison. Then there are the heat and the short-handle hoes and the stooping over. So many jobs require stooping. They should find a way of doing this work that will leave the human being whole. I think it can be done, but it won’t be until one of two things happen. Either the employers begin to see the workers as human beings, or the workers organize against the employers and demand changes.
Thanks. God bless.