Cesar Chavez’s Fight Continues
Current campaigns mirror earlier struggles
Local 1000 members honored Cesar Chavez by marching and participating in a variety of events remembering the labor leader on March 28 in Sacramento, Davis, Los Angeles and Fresno.
In Sacramento, Local 1000 members and staff attended an event to honor Chavez on Saturday, March 28. The crowd marched from Southside Park to the Capitol. Speakers addressed issues such as immigration reform, economic justice and the fight for clean, healthy communities for working families.
“Our struggle has expanded beyond the workplace to include fighting to improve the communities where our members live and raise their families,” said Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker. “Our efforts always start in our worksites, but we are fighting for the middle class. Economic security is at the heart of our struggle.”
Chavez, who spent his entire career championing for working people, is remembered as the original leader of a still-relevant fight. For Local 1000, his fight continues on several levels, both for our own members and in the work we do with our allies, such as the Fight for $15 and a Union.