Decline of the Farm Labor Movement in California: Organizational Crisis and Political Change

  title={Decline of the Farm Labor Movement in California: Organizational Crisis and Political Change},
  author={Theo J. Majka and Linda C. Majka},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  pages={3 - 36}
This paper interprets the reversal of the farm labor movement in California during the 1980s as part of an overall decline in a general cycle of protest as well as a reversal of opportunities for changes in class relations that this movement stimulated. More specifically, three factors account for the failure of collective bargaining to become fully established in California's agribusiness. The United Farm Workers union (UFW) experienced a serious internal crisis during the late 1970s that… 
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