- Category : 1905-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (6,9,21,60)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
Mexican-American labor activist, professor, poet, writer, and key figure in the history of immigrant farm worker organization in California. Galarza worked as a labor organizer and a key leader in laying the groundwork for the emergence in California of the farm labor movement, National Farm Labor Union. A prolific writer, Galarza's best-known work is Merchants of Labor (1964), an exposé of the abuses within the Bracero Program. The book was instrumental in the ending of the program, which in turn opened the door for Cesar Chavez to begin unionizing immigrant farmworkers in 1965.
Ernesto Galarza died on 22 June 1984, aged 78.