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Support of UFW Boycott

1974 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the 1972 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association adopted a resolution asking member churches, fellowships, and constituencies to refrain from purchasing, serving, and eating iceberg (head) lettuce unless it is clearly marked with the Black Eagle label of the United Farm Workers' Union; and

WHEREAS, table grape growers and many wineries are now without contracts with the United Farm Workers' Union for their migrant and seasonal field hands;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1974 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in the United States and Canada urges member societies and members of societies to refrain from purchasing, serving, and eating table grapes as well as iceberg (head) lettuce, unless these products are clearly marked with the Black Eagle label of the United Farm Workers' Union; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That member societies and members of societies purchase only those continental wines certified by the UU Migrant Minister; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 1974 General Assembly urges a free secret plebiscite of the Gallo workers, both employed and unemployed, and that the Gallo wineries, the Teamsters, and the United Farm Workers accept impartial arbitration; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 1974 General Assembly calls upon the Congress to pass the legislation providing that migrant and other farm workers are assured of the right to organize collectively and the right to select representatives by secret ballot, on the same basis as other workers.

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