Rolando Romero

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Associate Professor, Latina/Latino Studies

Working-class proclivities are built into the Chicana/Chicano cultural DNA. Such films as Salt of the Earth (1954), novels such as Fernando del Paso’s José Trigo (1966), and César Chávez’s work as a union organizer all point to the cultural alliances and strong sense of equality in the union movement. The connections between people from diverse groups within that movement is no different from the support we already see on campus between my colleagues and I in Latina/Latino Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies, and other humanities departments. The union would extend that collective spirit to all faculty.

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