Today in Labor History

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February 15, 1947

14174606262_c43f381eb6_bBaldemar Velasquez – union activist and co-founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) – is born. His experiences with miserable housing, bad working conditions, low wages, and wage theft as a child migrant farm worker propelled him to organize migrant farm workers in northwest Ohio in 1967. Velasquez continues as the president of FLOC and is active in the immigrant rights movement.

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