Unity Newspaper Volume 11 Number 7, April 25

The 1968 Chicano High School Blowouts

Roberto Flores Contributed On March 7, 1968, 20,000 Chicano high school stu­dents went out on strike for respect, equality and an end to racist treat­ment in the Los Angeles public school system. The “Blowouts” were the kettle whistle signaling that the simmering 120-year struggle of the Chicano peo­ple had reached a boiling point — a […]

Sunbelt meat packers strike for justice

Evaristo Garza When Jesse Jackson came to Greeley, Colorado, on April 2, 2,000 peo­ple greeted him as he stood with striking workers from Monfort Portion Foods. The rally focused national attention on the five-month strike of 115 mostly Chicana meat packers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7. Greeley is like many […]