11 August, 2022

Every 31 March, leader César Chávez and farm workers are honored

Honor to the worker leader of the field César Chávez. Photo: Courtesy.

By Anayansi Rivas

The United States declares a holiday on 31 of March, in honor of the labor union leader of the field César Chávez, mexican-american, who was born on 31 March 1927 in the state of Arizona and passed away 66 years.

César, at his young age he began to work in agriculture, when he was just in seventh grade, he dropped out of school to dedicate himself entirely to farm work and help his parents and siblings.

Cesar Chavez, leader advocate for farm workers. Photo: Courtesy.

Reason for which he was forced to leave his studies, This is how he realized the injustices with agricultural workers, and decided to be a defender of the rights of farm workers.

The President of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda L. Solís invites us to remember and honor the great legacy that Chávez has left, who defended the right of farm workers and helped workers to have a fair wage.

However, Solís stated that Chávez was “An extraordinary man who saw injustice and decided to do something about it” For this reason, the American community sees fit to honor César Chávez every 31 of March.

It should be noted that in the year 2000 then-Governor Gray David signed a law approving the state holiday to commemorate the great legacy of César Chávez.

It is like this, as former President Barack Obama also officially stated in the 2014 Cesar Chavez Day, as a national holiday for the states of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin y Rhode Island.

However, Chávez was a very important driver in the approval of the California Farm Labor Relations Act in 1975 and his great goal was to make California the first state to give farm workers the right to seek union representation and jointly negotiate a legal framework.