18 Nov Publications About PCUN
The University of Oregon’s PCUN Digital Collection “consists of correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, and other documents that provide a view of the history of the largest labor union and Latino organization in the State of Oregon.” The PCUN records are available in both English and Spanish through this link.
“The Story of PCUN and the Farmworker Movement in Oregon”, co-authored by U. of O. Professor Lynn Stephen, was originally published in 2001. It was the first history of PCUN ever published.
The revised 2012 edition, published by the UO’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, is a 57-page online publication that highlights the history of PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, or Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) within the context of Oregon and U.S. history. The Oregon farmworker movement began with the U.S. Bracero Program in the 1940s, and led to settled Mexican communities in Willamette Valley towns including Woodburn, St. Paul, Independence and Gervais.