Rights of Farmworkers

Adopted at 1973 Annual Conference

WHEREAS, librarians have traditionally supported the rights of the individual to free access and choice of information,

WHEREAS, farmworkers have severely restricted sources of information due to their economic and social living conditions, and

WHEREAS, librarians recognize the common need for due process and fair labor practices in libraries, as well as in agriculture

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Library Association supports the non-violent efforts of the farmworker to determine his own future, including the right to vote for the union of his choice through open and fair elections.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 27, p. 15