Galarza, Ernesto

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Galarza, Ernesto Gender: M
born on 15 August 1905 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place San Blas (Nayarit), Mexico, 21n31, 105w16
Timezone LMT m105w16 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°07' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°09 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°48'


Mexican-American labor activist, professor, poet, writer, and key figure in the history of immigrant farm worker organization in California. Galarza worked as a labor organizer and a key leader in laying the groundwork for the emergence in California of the farm labor movement, National Farm Labor Union. A prolific writer, Galarza's best-known work is Merchants of Labor (1964), an exposé of the abuses within the Bracero Program. The book was instrumental in the ending of the program, which in turn opened the door for Cesar Chavez to begin unionizing immigrant farmworkers in 1965.

Ernesto Galarza died on 22 June 1984, aged 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Nayarit state archives.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Politics : Labor unions
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction