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The first image was taken by Ricardo Villapando. It was taken during the strawberry strike in Watsonville in 1974. Photographer Federico Flotte took a photograph of several police officers arresting picket line captain Juan Salazar. The article acknowledged the victory of Watsonville farm workers and the effort that it took to sign a labor contract that stipulated higher wages.
Strawberries, picket line, Watsonville, California, Ricardo Villapando, grape strike, contracts, Juan Salazar, Tulare County Deputy Sheriff, Jim Durham, strike line, fruit trees, arrests, United Farm Workers, contracts, Mexico, United States, charges, ranch committee, workers, demands, triggered, organizers, American Food Camp, Roberti Gracia
El Malcriado Newspaper Collection
Archives & Special Collections of California State University, Monterey Bay
"Victory in Watsonville Strike: Victoria en Watsonville Strike" (1974). Subjects. 233.