April 7, 1966



The right of agricultural workers around the country to organize into unions and bargain collectively has now been recognized in the fields of one grower in California, but only under the most difficult circumstances and after great effort. It should now be recognized under the law, for two reasons: first, so that field workers who want a union to represent them do not have to endure the hardships of a long organizational strike every time they have sufficient support for a union to bargain with one particular grower, and second, so that growers will have the protection of having an established machinery to determine without disruption whether there is in fact sufficient support among the workers for designation of a bargaining representative.