Cesar Chavez, the head of the United Farm Workers Union, calls for the resignation of Walter Kintz, the first legal counsel for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board, in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 16, 1975. Chavez's efforts in California culminated in landmark legislation that protected the rights of the state's farmworkers and created the ALRB. AP hide caption

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Farmworkers on strike block traffic on the Roma bridge in Roma, Texas, in 1966. Courtesy of AFL-CIO hide caption

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Texas Farmworker: 1966 Strike 'Was Like Heading Into War'

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The Fruitvale BART station is closed Monday due to a strike in Oakland, Calif. Negotiations between unions and management broke off late Sunday despite the request of California Gov. Jerry Brown in a last-ditch effort to reach a deal. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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