Although give Chavez credit:
How ingenious is calling your own laziness a “boycott,” and making money from NOT working, while your main thesis is all about how “hard working” your “people” are?
Getting a day off work named after you has GOT to be any Chicano’s proudest accomplishment.
UPDATE: a loyal 5FF reader sends in this link…
Cesar Chavez, who led the United Farm Workers against low wages and terrible conditions in the growing fields of California in the 1960s, was a Mexican-American. His workers were Mexican-Americans, and growers who didn’t want to pay UFW wages or ameliorate conditions would import illegals as replacement workers. The Library of Congress says that “In 1969, the UFW organized a march through the Coachella and Imperial Valleys in Central California to the United States-Mexico border to protest growers’ use of illegal immigrants as strike breakers.” (Barbara Boxer’s website says that he was protesting “undocumented” immigrants.)
As an American citizen, Chavez thought that immigrant cheap labor was bad for American labor in general, as well as for his own group of Mexican-American agricultural workers….