The Struggle for the Health and Legal Protection of Farm Workers: El Cortito

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One of Maurice "Mo" Jourdane's greatest contributions to the advancement of farm workers in the fields of California was his relentless--and ultimately successful--effort to end agricultural employers' required use of the short-handled hoe by laborers in the state's lucrative lettuce, celery, sugar beet, and strawberry industries. The short hoe, known by Hispanic farm workers as el cortito (the short one), was the cause of severe and permanent crippling of hundreds of thousands of field laborers. It required workers to ...

The Struggle for the Health and Legal Protection of Farm Workers: El Cortito 2004, Arte Publico Press

ISBN-13: 9781558854260

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