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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 28, 1970, Florence, South Carolina12-a Friday August 28, 1970 Bimi Ittel i Friday August 28, 1970 Jln Marr Bimi Itil a from salad bowl growers hard hit by walkout editor s note in the Lohn Steinbeck country of Cali associated press writer saunas Calif. A Tom led farm workers organizing pacts denounced by Chavez As j workers corns from a Union Hir fornia the crops Are beginning Bengard and a few friends and relatives Are trying to Harvest 600 acres of lettuce on his Sali Nas Valley farm even though he admits it s an exercise in futile to rot. There is no one to har Vest the produce that makes up the nation s salad bowl. A jurisdictional Union dispute has halted the picking. Following i Sty. A look at a situation which May become As controversial As the recent grape strike. By Doug Willis ski fill up Friday fish with tossed said French Fries Roll All you can eat Only i Florence Hoffmeyer re. Open 8 . For breakfast Bengard 33, is one of the growers hit hard by a strike of thousands of farm workers that has sent produce prices soaring and May soon make salads As controversial As table grapes have been. I his present work Crew in eludes his wife two nieces on vacation from College friends i and two regular workers. I there s no Way we can har Vest Bengard sighs As he i looks Over the Fertile Valley 1 made famous by the novels of Jjohn Steinbeck. We re just trying to Cut the loss. We re just making an of we Aren t quit ters. The strike can put us out of he says. There s not much profit left anyway for the Small about workers Are involved in the current strike in the Salinas and Santa Maria valleys but the Long Range stake is about California farm workers employed by Imore than 200 major Gowers. Half the Salinas Valley lettuce 72 per cent of the . Is at stake and rotting. Cesar Chavez Al Cio unit committee launched the strike monday and since then the sup ply of produce in wholesale markets has dwindled. A head of lettuce a week ago Cost about sweetheart ing Hall. I Don t think it s the most of the strikers Are mexi of ice Etc a we Tiv do uni in. J 20 cents in san Francisco Gro Bengard said More a civil rights thing than anything can americans who speak eng Lish and Spanish. They picket in clusters of 10 to 20, spaced from a. Few Hundred Yards to a mile very stores and is double that a Floc and teamsters by the vastness now. Conditions Are similar-Averag-1 of vacant Fields around diem. The strike was triggered by a jurisdictional dispute Between the teamsters Union and Ufa of recently victorious after a ing about per hour plus incentive bonuses and fringe benefits. Growers say they already were paying unorganized work five year strike Boycott against ers per hour plus incan table grape growers in califor-1 fives but the a Floc says the Nias Central Valley. Basic pay was to Kven As the Loose ends were being tied up by a Floc on contracts with grape growers the teamsters signed five year contracts with most of the big growers in the Salinas Valley to no Zenith brings a new Chroma color picture so much brighter so much sharper with so much greater contrast and detail you really have to a totally advanced Chroma color to system tug Alhambra b4738p Mediterranean St Vlad Uil base console with Ca or s genuine veneers sole Hardwood solids. Elliis ivc of Deco alive Iron arc overlays me look of line distressing. Check our Low prices Zenith 25 Iii a Sutken console Chassis Trie mom dependable color to Chassis Ever More effective video drive and new a Tui in to complement the Choina coir 100 Pic Luie tube Lor increased picture Brinn . 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There have been a few isolated instances of teamsters say they were beaten real strike would materialize after an agreement was announced Between the teamsters and a Floc. Just what the terms of that agreement were is disputed but it s Basic tone was to leave the future organizing of Field lands to Chavez and the Cannery workers and truckers to teamsters. J in any Case the growers had signed with the teamsters and generally refused to Deal with Chavez s Union has gone be with a pipe and Yong traditional wage and hour Joc personnel say they were demands insisting that Field workers have a say about such things As pesticides used in the provide Union Field where they work and jihad beaten with fists. Chavez is urging the nonviolent tactics he used in the grape strike. For a while it looked like no a Floc while their contracts Are in effect. The Fields Are at their most attractive stage to the casual observer. The rot produces a clean wholesome odor. 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