Chavez Urges Strike at Egg City, Calls for Boycott by Consumers

United Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez on Sunday urged workers at Egg City near Moorpark to strike to pressure the ranch into restoring wages that were cut by as much as 30% this month.

Chavez, who made his remarks while leading about 300 workers and supporters on a march through Moorpark's neighborhoods, added that the union this week will launch a consumer boycott of the ranch's eggs.

The threatened strike and boycott is the latest in a series of conflicts at the Ventura County chicken ranch, the world's largest, that have been escalating since Egg City's contract with its workers expired in September.

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