Lead: In the 1970s few public figures ignited the level of conflicting emotions on labor and social issues than farm work organizer Cesar Chavez.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Itinerant farm workers are often a forgotten part of the American political economy. Forming no organized constituency on which politicians can depend, they move from place to place following the crops to be harvest. These workers often are temporary U.S. residents, occupy the lowest segment of the laboring class, live and work in meager circumstances and are willing, sometimes happy, to work for very low wages. In the 1960s, a time of social and political ferment, farm workers found a champion in the person of Cesar Chavez.

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