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Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt


It is disconcerting, nevertheless, to read in a labor weekly, "Perluss knuckles down to growers", and then to be confronted with a growers' publication which states, "Perluss recognizes obviously phony and trumped-up strikes as bona fide".
For a number of years, there have been sporadic attempts in California to organize farm workers.
These attempts met with little sucess for a variety of reasons.
They were inadequately financed, without experienced leadership, and lacked the general support of organized labor as a whole.
This past year the pattern has been different: The organizing program had the full support of the AFL- CIO, which supplied staff and money to the AWOC, as well as moral support.
Leadership was experienced and skillful, and financial resources were significant.
Regardless of where personal sympathies may lie as between the parties, failure to recognize these changed conditions would be to ignore the facts of life.
As a result of these changed conditions, the impact of the organizational effort on agricultural labor-management relations has been much greater than in the past.
The AWOC has been able to employ the traditional weapons of labor- the strike and the picket line- with considerable success, particularly in the area of wages.
By the very nature of the situation, it is the union which has been able to select the time and place to bring pressure upon management.