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President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, March 19

President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, March 19

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday conducts interviews with television anchors on raising the minimum wage, the daily White House schedule indicates.
200 protest unfair wages and benefits outside Los Angeles Walmart

200 protest unfair wages and benefits outside Los Angeles Walmart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Police said they arrested 54 demonstrators outside a Los Angeles Walmart who were protesting what they say are unfair wages and benefits.

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Deftones bassist Chi Cheng dies at 42

SACRAMENTO, April 14 (UPI) -- Chi Cheng, the bassist for the Sacramento rock band Deftones, died after being in a coma-like state since 2008, his mother said. He was 42.
Cesar Chavez Easter doodle outrage continues, conservatives flock to Bing

Cesar Chavez Easter doodle outrage continues, conservatives flock to Bing

April 1 (UPI) -- Conservative Christians vow to switch to Bing after Google honored Cesar Chavez instead of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
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Yet another court date set for Lohan

Yet another court date set for Lohan

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge ordered Lindsay Lohan to return to court March 18 for another hearing on allegations involving a car accident last summer.

Calif. to get Cesar Chavez Nat'l Monument

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A national monument will be built in California honoring the late farm worker leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, the White House announced Monday.

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Obama to announce off-shore drilling plan

Obama to announce off-shore drilling plan

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Energy security is the focus of remarks U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, the White house said.

Chavez's legacy lives on in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, March 30 (UPI) -- This weekend's Cesar Chavez Memorial Parade in San Diego put the legacy of the late civil rights activist and labor union leader on display, supporters said.

Santana, Sheen campaign for Chavez holiday

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Rock guitarist Carlos Santana and actors Martin Sheen and Edward James Olmos have joined the campaign for a U.S. national holiday to honor Cesar Chavez.
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César Estrada Chávez (Spanish pronunciation: ; March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).

A Mexican American, Chávez became the best known Latino civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. However, by the mid-1980s membership in the UFW had dwindled to around 15,000.

Chavez was charismatic: a self-taught rhetorical genius, he created commitment by inspiring well educated Latino idealists with undiscovered organizing potential and encouraged them to offer a liberating, self-abnegating devotion to the farmworkers' movement. Claiming as his models Emiliano Zapata, Gandhi, Nehru, and Martin Luther King, he called on his people to "Make a solemn promise: to enjoy our rightful part of the riches of this land, to throw off the yoke of being considered as agricultural implements or slaves. We are free men and we demand justice."

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