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Migrant conference interviewee talks about United Farm Workers strike and the Teamsters

Apr 20, 1973 —
Topics: Business
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Interviewee, talks about the size of the UFW and Teamsters unions and the money the Teamsters have. Says ranchers formerly with UFW contracts signed with the Teamsters. The national AFL-CIO took a stand and contributed $1.6 million to strike benefits for United Farm Workers; it finally brought a commitment out of George Meaney. He hopes the strikers will get full support monetarily and with publicity. Bill introduced by Senator Kennedy for next session calls for an investigation between the Teamsters and the growers, says if any investigation is done at all it will prove collusion. Reporter MFG.