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my timeline covers migrant workers in America in the 20th century.
Created by lilnativegurl
on Dec 6, 2010
Last updated: 12/08/10 at 11:13 AM
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the latino still liked the outdoors and they were able to work near their family members. they also worked very hard like twenty years before.
The USA had changed a lot since the 1920s. People had to be 16 and over to work in the orchards or anywhere for that fact. People could go home for the winter and still get paid for that time period.
researchers found out that the fruit was being picked too late due to the lack of workers. so the orchard owners sped up the picking process by putting more people to work. this increased the production.
the okies and arkies were being replaced by the mexicans and latinos
the labor force was changing in the 1980s so were the requirments. there was more year round working so the workers stayed longer in one orchard.
Many left their homes in southern states with their parents, came west, mainly cali., work was plentiful picking cotton and peas
people came from all over to help out since the men had to go over to fight in the war
by the late sixties
in the late sixties the mexicans were becoming the new main source of labor
the hippies arrived at the orchards in phychedelic painted vans and pickups with the cabins built in to the back
gladys left her home with her family in the 1940s and went to pick cotton, they left when the seasons changed.
people were no longer clamoring for jobs so the orchard owners had to find new workers in order to fill the void of people. so people would move from place to place in the seasons.
native americans came to get extra work.
people who were Okies and Arkies were usually from the Dakotas,and other states to the Northern states
school was sometimes shut down for the harvesting of the food