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A BROKEN CONTRACT: UNION OPERATIONS

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UFW President Arturo Rodriguez joins hands with his fiancee, Sonia Hernandez, right, during a reunion in Delano, Calif., in September marking the 40th anniversary of the grape strike that began there. Today the UFW doesn’t have a single contract covering workers in the table grape industry. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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Paul Chavez, third from left, extends a hand toward the grave of his father, Cesar Chavez, at the National Chavez Center memorial garden in Keene, Calif., during a ceremony in September marking the 40th anniversary of the union’s first grape strike. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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The Cesar Chavez Foundation sells a cereal box with its namesake’s image, signed by his widow, Helen, for $15. The box, produced by Kellogg Co. to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, also features singer Celia Cruz. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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A cross and granite headstone mark the resting place of UFW founder Cesar Chavez in Keene, Calif. The fruit was left in September to mark the anniversary of the union’s first grape strike, which began in 1965. The candles represent lives lost in the struggle. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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In 2004, the UFW sold this West Los Angeles house to a daughter of union co-founder Dolores Huerta for $200,000, about half the market price. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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