Democracy Now: Labor Rights Activist Richard Chávez Dies at 81


The labor rights activist Richard Chávez has died at the age of 81. Chávez helped his brother, César Chávez, build the United Farm Workers into a major force in the struggle for labor and civil rights. Richard Chávez was the longtime partner of United Farm Workers co-founder, Dolores Huerta, with whom he had four children.

~ by wheresthemic on July 30, 2011.

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