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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

UFW and Farm Workers in California Picket Governor Gavin Newsom

May 9, 2022

Cesar Chavez Day is a day that celebrates a farm workers’ leader who led the organizing of the United Farm Workers union. This year, Cesar Chavez Day was marked by UFW-organized protests in thirteen cities in California against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, because Newsom vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to vote from home if they want a union, as opposed to having to vote at the farm.

The Governor is a co-owner of the Plumjack Winery with billionaire Gordon Getty, who also owns vineyards! The governor was not acting alone in his own interest but on behalf of all the rich growers in California. The Democratic Party is the Party of the Rich in California, like the Republican Party is the Party of the Rich in Republican states.