The former California home and headquarters of civil rights and labor leader Cesar E. Chavez was added to the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Thursday.
Richard Chavez, who dedicated more than three decades to the the farm worker movement, died Wednesday of complications from surgery in Bakersfield, California, the United Farm Workers union announced. He was 81.
Plans to rename a street after Mexican-American labor organizer Cesar Chavez have sparked controversy in San Antonio, where a judge issued a temporary restraining order against the name change this week.
Labor organizer Cesar Chavez was always ready for a confrontation. And now the founder of the United Farm Workers, dead since 1993, is in the middle of a ruckus over the U.S. Navy's plans to name a new ship in his honor.
Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage followed through with his decision to remove a mural depicting the history of the workers' movement from the lobby of the state's Department of Labor, a spokeswoman said Monday.
A plan by Maine GOP Governor Paul LePage to remove a mural depicting the history of the workers movement from the state's labor department lobby and to rename conference rooms dedicated to union icons was met with outrage Wednesday from leaders of organized labor in that state.