Views from the California Labor Movement

Mike Garcia: A Legacy of Organizing

March 28, 2017

Fearless. That was Mike Garcia. In his nearly 40 years with the labor movement, Mike never backed down from a fight. He was fierce, passionate and unwaveringly committed to social and economic justice, especially for low-wage workers most in need of a voice on the job.


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50 years before the mass movements for workers’ rights in the United States, the Lowell mill women organized. In the 1830’s they went on strike and mobilized in politics when women couldn’t even voteā€”and created the first union of working women in American history. #WomensHistoryMonth #1uWomen

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