What exactly was the union demanding?
Well the union was demanding decent living conditions. At that time, today we wouldn't think so...they were asking for twenty-five cents for workers, no, twenty-five cents an hour, a dollar fifty a day for a ten hour day in the fields. At least that's what the strike demands were when they called the strike. They were asking for a fair deal for workers, and the only way that they could get it was joining together in an organization.