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Baja Farm worker strike

(The farm worker strike south of the border)….It is over.

Representatives for the San Quintin farm workers held a press conference Wednesday in Mexicali. They announced they would be accepting the 15 percent pay increase offered by growers, and they would be returning to work. The harvest in San Quintin is well underway. The strike began March 17th. Farm workers in the Baja California community complained that offers made by the federal, and state governments had not been implemented, including pay increases and improved benefits. The workers fired their union representatives, claiming they were working in conjunction with the government. Last week most of the farm laborers went back to work. Several hundred, however, caravanned to Mexicali, the state capital, for direct talks with State officials, and protest in the capital city.