¡Viva La Huelga! ¡Viva La Huelga!
This has become the battle cry for Chicano farm
workers, and Chicanos in general throughout the country. Made famous
by César Chávez and the United Farm Workers, this
battle cry has become to signify the struggle a large part of the
Chicano community endures. Huelga, or strike, is one of the most
effective and powerful tool any worker can use to fight corporate
greed. By walking off the fields and refusing to work, farm workers
continue, as they have for years, to demand that their rights as
human beings be respected.
Most notably the term huelga has become synonymous
with the Chicano farm workers of Texas and California and the fights
they have fought for decent living wages, decent housing, and for the
right to be represented by a union. For this reason, students,
activists, and communities throughout the country cry out: ¡Viva
La Huelga! ¡Viva Los Campesinos! Chicanos yell this out to show
support for the continuing struggle Chicano and Mexicano farm workers
fight. They show support because for many, their family was at one
time in the same situation as the farm workers: poor and hardworking.
Huelga en general