¡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.

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