What Are Some of the Well-Known Labor Unions for Farmers?


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Some well-known labor unions for farmers are United Farm Workers of America and National Farmers Union. The purpose of farmers labor unions is to protect and advocate for the economic rights and quality of life for farmers in the United States.

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United Farm Workers was founded by Cesar Chavez in 1966 with the merger of two organizations, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and National Farm Workers Association. This labor union has been actively working with farmers in the strawberry, mushroom, rose, wine and dairy industries.

As of 2015, The National Farmers Union represents 200,000 farm workers, fishermen and ranchers in the United States. They are committed to helping members and their communities through education, cooperation and legislation.

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