- La Voz Mexicana. Wisconsin: Obreros Unidos. 1965-1969.
Notes: The news publication of Obreros Unidos, the migrant farm workers’ union active in Waushara, Marquette and Portage counties of Wisconsin in the 1960s; edited by David Giffey; a full run of the paper has been deposited with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, located in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Brandeis, Elizabeth. Migrant Children and Child Labor Laws. [Madison, Wis.]: Governor’s Commission on Human Rights; 1959; [WI GoDocs #] GoRi.2:M5/5b. 9 p.
Notes: Her statement. Source: Hispanics in Wisconsin: A Bibliography, p. 253.
- Brandeis, Elizabeth. “The Migrant Labor Problem in Wisconsin”. IN: Somers, Gerald G., editor.
Labor, Management and Social Policy: Essays in the John R. Commons Tradition. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press; 1963; pp. 197-230.
Notes: Source: Hispanics in Wisconsin: A Bibliography, p. 251.
- —. Migrant Labor Problem in Wisconsin: An Essay. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Governor’s Commission on Human Rights; 1962. 52 p.
- Erenburg, Mark. “Obreros Unidos in Wisconsin”. Monthly Labor Review. 1968; 91(6):17-23.
- Flores, Edmundo. “Los braceros mexicanos en Wisconsin” [Mexican Migratory Labor in Wisconsin]. El Trimestre Economico. 1950(January/March); 17(1):23-80.
Notes: Source: Hispanics in Wisconsin: A Bibliography, p. 257.
- Flores, Edmundo. “Mexican Migratory Labor in Wisconsin: A Study of the War Food Administration Program for the Use of Mexican Agricultural Workers During 1945, in the State of Wisconsin”; 1947.
Notes: Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1947. 63 leaves.
- Flores, Ness and Hannigan, Daniel. Report on Migratory Labor in Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: Governor’s Committee on Migratory Labor; 1977. 103 p.Notes: WI docs. no.: Go Mig.1:1977. A report prepared by Ness Flores and Daniel Hannigan and submitted to the governor by the Governor’s Committee on Migratory Labor.
- Huber, Peter John. “Migratory Agricultural Workers in Wisconsin”; 1967.
Notes: Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1967. 135 leaves. Concentrating on the period from World War II to the early-1960s, the author takes a close look at the 20,000 or so out-of-state migrant farmworkers who each year help plant and harvest crops in Wisconsin. Besides detailing the contributions to the agricultural economy of Wisconsin by the migrant farmworkers, Huber carefully describes the very difficult working and living conditions faced by the migrant farmworkers. He also makes extensive use of two local papers, the Door County Advocate and the Waushara Argus, to look at the relations through the years between the migrant farmworkers and the Wisconsin communities within which they came to work.
- Jamieson, Stuart. Labor Unionism in American Agriculture. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; 1945. 457 p. (Bulletin; no. 836).
Notes: A detailed report describing unionization efforts in agriculture throughout the entire United States from about 1910 to 1940; for details on the situation in Wisconsin, see Chapter 21, “Farm-Labor Unionism in the Great Lakes Region” (p. 373-395).The author reports on “the combinations of circumstances that gave rise to organized labor-employer conflicts in agriculture; the types of farming and the changes in farm structure and labor relations that tended to generate such conflict; the issues over which the labor disputes on farms occurred, and the tactics of group pressure and combat employed by the contending parties; the reactions of nominally neutral or disinterested groups in rural communities to farm labor unions and strikes, and the degree to which their reactions were influenced or governed by economic interest, social status, cultural tradition, or politico-legal considerations” (p. 1). The organizing efforts by the American Federation of Labor, the Industrial Workers of the World, and the Congress of Industrial Organization are all examined.
- Martin, Philip L. “Harvest Mechanization and Agricultural Trade Unionism: Obreros Unidos in Wisconsin”. Labor Law Journal. 1977; 28(3):166-173.Notes: Source: Hispanics in Wisconsin: A Bibliography, p. 217.
- Obreros Unidos. “The Migrant Workers Strike in Almond, Wisconsin”. In: William Kircher Papers, Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.. 1966. Box 23, Folder 10.
- Pearson, Betty Boedeker. “Harvesting Hands: A History of Door County Cherry Pickers, 1920-1960”. Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review. 2007; 24(1):p.18-27.
- Provinzano, James. “Chicano Migrant Farm Workers in a Rural Wisconsin County”; 1971.
Notes: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1971. 154 p. An anthropological look at the social structure networks among the Chicano migrant farm workers in a large, rural, central Wisconsin county, which is only identified as “Centre County” in this dissertation. One can speculate, however, that Portage County, Wisconsin, is the county involved here because the migrant farm workers studied were almost exclusively involved with harvesting cucumbers for many nearby canneries and were involved with organizing into a labor union at the time the author was doing his research. For a fuller abstract, see Dissertation Abstracts International, 1972, 32/08, p. 4374-B.
- Rodrigues, Marc Simon. “Cristaleno Consciousness: Mexican-American Activism between Crystal City, Texas, and Wisconsin, 1963-80”. In: Mansbridge, Jane and Morris, Aldon, editors. Oppositional Consciousness: The Subjective Roots of Social Protest. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press; 2001; pp. 146-169.Notes: This article looks at how Texas Mexican migrant farm workers from the area around Crystal City, Texas, who came every year to Wisconsin for seasonal agricultural work, were influenced by the “oppositional consciousness” traditions of the Wisconsin labor movement.
- Rodriguez, Marc S. “Migrants and Citizens: Mexican American Migrant Workers and the War on Poverty in an American City”. IN: Rodriguez, Marc S., editor. Repositioning North American Migration History: New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship, and Community. Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press; 2004; pp. 328-351.
- Rodriguez, Marc Simon. “Obreros Unidos: Migration, Migrant Farm Worker Activism, and the Chicano Movement in Wisconsin and Texas, 1950-1980”; 2000.Notes: Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University, 2000. 326 p.
- —. “Obreros Unidos: Migration, Migrant Farm Worker Activism, and the Chicano Movement in Wisconsin and Texas, 1950–1980”; 2001.Notes: Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University, 2001. 326 p. [Available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, in their book collection, at call number HD5856.W6/R63/2000]; OCLC 46705831.
- Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin. David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p.
Notes: Accompanying booklet for a travelling photo exhibit about Obreros Unidos, a migrant farm worker union active during the 1960s in Wisconsin’s Waushara, Marquette and Portage counties; booklet text in Spanish and English. Contact David Giffey (Arena, WI) or the Wisconsin Labor History Society (Milwaukee, WI) to arrange to show the exhibit.
- Valdes, Dennis Nodin. Al Norte: Agricultural Workers in the Great Lakes Region, 1917-1970. 1st ed. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press; 1991. 305 p. (Mexican American Monographs; no. 13). Notes: A social history of Latino migrant farmworkers, including their efforts to form labor organizations, throughout the upper Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) from their entry into the region during World War I up to 1970.
- Wisconsin. Department of Public Welfare. “Our Responsibility to Migratory Workers”. Wisconsin Welfare. 1953 Dec; XII:13-18.Notes: Source: Hispanics in Wisconsin: A Bibliography, p. 252.
- Wisconsin. Governor’s Commission on Human Rights. Education on the Move: Report of a 1960 and 1961 Demonstration Summer School for Migrant Children in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis.; 1960; [WI GoDocs #] GoMig.2:M3/1-2. 2 v. Notes: Source: Hispanics in Wisconsin: A Bibliography, p. 252.