Chavez explains the need for boycotts

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KQED News report from September 25th 1972 featuring an interview with Cesar Chavez, in which he explains that legitimate strikes by agricultural workers can always be broken by employers bringing in illegal labor from Mexico. He goes on to state that the best way for agricultural workers to secure collective bargaining rights is by organizing a boycott of farm products. Ends with brief, slightly out of focus, shots of Democratic Presidential Nominee George McGovern, who states: "Proposition 22 is a stab in the back to every working man and woman in California. It would undercut the old concept of collective bargaining."

Note: this reversal print was transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in May 2021.

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archival news film
KQN 1632

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